Milium (plant)

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milletgrass
Milium.effusum2.-.lindsey.jpg
Milium effusum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Milium
L. 1753 not Adans. 1763
Type species
Milium effusum
L.[1][2]
Synonyms[3]

Miliarium Moench

Milium (vernacular name milletgrass) is a genus of Eurasian, North American, and North African plants in the grass family.[4][5][6][7]

Species[3][8]
Formerly included[3]

many species once included in Milium but now considered better suited to other genera: Achnatherum, Aeluropus, Agrostis, Airopsis, Alloteropsis, Amphicarpum, Aniselytron, Anthaenantia, Antinoria, Apera, Arundinella, Axonopus, Brachiaria, Cynodon, Digitaria, Echinochloa, Eriochloa, Eriocoma, Gastridium, Homolepis, Ichnanthus, Isachne, Luziola, Muhlenbergia, Nassella, Oplismenus, Oryzopsis, Panicum, Paspalum, Pentameris, Piptatherum, Piptochaetium, Poa, Polypogon, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Trachypogon, Tricholaena, Triplachne, Zingeria and Zoysia.

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