African Plant Database

Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Bibliotheca Botanica 138: 55 (1988)
Information on the genus : Melinis
Basionym : Saccharum repens Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka subsp. repens
 Saccharum repens Willd. (1753)
 Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd.) C. E. Hubb. (1934)
 Tricholaena repens (Willd.) Hitchc.
 Erianthus repens (Willd.) P. Beauv. (1812)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhynchelytrum roseum (Nees) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
=Tricholaena rosea Nees (1837)
=Panicum roseum (Nees) Steud. (1854)
=Rhynchelytrum dregeanum var. annuum Chiov.
=Rhynchelytrum dregeanum var. intermedium Chiov.
=Rhynchelytrum stolzii (Mez) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
=Melinis stolzii Mez (1920)
=Melinis argentea Mez (1921)
=Melinis nitens Mez (1921)
=Melinis paupera Mez (1921)
=Melinis brachyrhynchus Mez (1921)
=Melinis congesta Mez (1921)
=Melinis ugandensis Mez (1921)
=Rhynchelytrum dregeanum Nees
=Tricholaena dregeana (Nees) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
=Rhynchelytrum gossweileri Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1930)
=Tricholaena tonsa Nees
=Panicum tonsum (Nees) Steud. (1854)
=Tricholaena fragilis A. Braun
=Tricholaena sphacelata Benth. (1849)
=Saccharum sphacelatum (Benth.) Walp. (1852)
=Panicum sphacelatum (Benth.) Steud. (1854) (1854), non Schumach. (1827).
=Tricholaena tonsa var. submutica Schweinf.
=Tricholaena grandiflora var. collina Rendle
=Tricholaena rosea var. sphacelata A. Chev.
=Tricholaena rosea var. ruderalis Vanderyst
=Panicum braunii Steud. (1854)
Taxon infra-specific
Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Zizka (1988)
Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka subsp. repens
Melinis repens subsp. nigricans (Mez) Zizka
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. New World, Australasia/Pacific, Asia,

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 307 (2005).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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