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Genus: Melinis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Poaceae

There are 20 species worldwide (mainly Africa) of which 12 are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Melinis ambigua


Melinis drakensbergensis


Melinis effusa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Melinis kallimorpha


Melinis longiseta


Melinis macrochaeta


Melinis minutiflora


Melinis nerviglumis

Melinis repens

Melinis scabrida


Melinis subglabra


Melinis tenuissima



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