Melica ciliata, copyright Bernd Haynold.

Belongs within: Pooideae.

The Meliceae are a group of grasses with fused leaf sheath margins, and multiple florets with fused, fleshy, truncate lodicules (Grass Phylogeny Working Group 2001).

<==Meliceae [Melicaceae]
    |--Streblochaete Hochst. ex Pilger in Engl. 1906 [incl. Koordersiochloa Merr. 1917, Pseudostreptogyne Camus 1930]KN05
    |    |--S. longiaristaKN05
    |    `--S. sanjappae Kabeer & Nair 2005KN05
    |    |  i. s.: G. acutifloraV72
    |    |         G. aquaticaC55a [=Aira aquaticaC55a, Catabrosa aquaticaG52, Poa aquaticaG52]
    |    |         G. canadensisV72
    |    |         G. dives [=Festuca dives]B78
    |    |         G. drummondii (Steud.) Hubb. 1934 [=Porroteranthe drummondii]G52
    |    |         G. fluitansW01 [=Festuca fluitansC55b]
    |    |         G. fordeana [=Poa fordeana]B78
    |    |         G. latispicea [=Festuca latispicea]B78
    |    |         G. maximaL06
    |    |         G. septentrionalisV72
    |    |         G. spicataS03
    |    |         G. trinervataC55b
    |    |--G. sect. GlyceriaH93
    |    |    |--G. borealisH93
    |    |    |--G. leptostachyaH93
    |    |    `--G. occidentalisH93
    |    |--G. (sect. Hydropoa) grandisH93
    |    `--G. sect. StriataeH93
    |         |--G. elataH93
    |         `--G. striataH93
         |  i. s.: M. altissimaGPWG01
         |         M. argyreaS06
         |         M. aurantiacaS06
         |         M. ciliata Linnaeus 1753PL04
         |         M. cordobensis Hackel in Stuckert 1906S06
         |         M. cupaniiGPWG01
         |         M. hyalinaS06
         |         M. jacquemontiiO88
         |         M. laxiflora [incl. M. berteroana, M. exaltata, M. hirta]S06
         |         M. macraS06
         |         M. minutaPT98
         |         M. mollisS06
         |         M. papilionaceaS06
         |         M. sarmentosaS06
         |         M. scaberrimaO88
         |         M. stuckertiiS06
         |         M. violaceaS06
         |--M. (sect. Melica) stricta [incl. M. stricta var. albicaulis]H93
         `--M. sect. BromelicaH93
              |--M. aristataH93
              |--M. bulbosaH93
              |--M. californica [incl. M. californica var. nevadensis]H93
              |--M. frutescensH93
              |--M. fugaxH93
              |--M. geyeri [incl. M. geyeri var. aristulata]H93
              |--M. harfordiiH93
              |--M. imperfectaH93
              |--M. smithiiV72
              |--M. spectabilisH93
              |--M. subulataH93
              `--M. torreyanaH93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B78] Bentham, G. 1878. Flora Australiensis: A description of the plants of the Australian Territory vol. 7. Roxburghiaceae to Filices. L. Reeve & Co.: London.

[C55a] Candolle, A. de. 1855a. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 1. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[C55b] Candolle, A. de. 1855b. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[GPWG01] Grass Phylogeny Working Group. 2001. Phylogeny and subfamilial classification of the grasses (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88 (3): 373–457.

[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[KN05] Kabeer, K. A. A., & V. J. Nair. 2005. Streblochaete Hochst. ex Pilger (Poaceae): a new genus record for India with a new species S. sanjappae K.A.A. Kabeer & V.J. Nair. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47: 133–138.

[L06] Lewin, I. 2006. The gastropod communities in the lowland rivers of agricultural areas—their biodiversity and bioindicative value in the Ciechanowska Upland, central Poland. Malacologia 49 (1): 7–23.

[O88] Ohba, H. 1988. The alpine flora of the Nepal Himalayas: an introductory note. In: Ohba, H., & S. B. Malla (eds) The Himalayan Plants vol. 1. The University Museum, University of Tokyo, Bulletin 31: 19–46.

[PT98] Panitsa, M., & D. Tzanoudakis. 1998. Contribution to the study of the Greek flora: flora and vegetation of the E Aegean islands Agathonisi and Pharmakonisi. Willdenowia 28: 95–116.

[PL04] Pohl, G., & I. Lenski. 2004. Zur Verbreitung und Vergesellschaftung von Pennisetum orientale Rich. in Nordeuböa (Griechenland) (Poaceae, Paniceae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 83 (2): 209–223.

[S03] Singh, J. N. 2003. Grasses and their hydro-edaphic characteristics in the grassland habitat of Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 45: 143–164.

[S06] Stuckert, T. 1906. Segunda contribución al conocimiento de las gramináceas Argentinas. Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires, serie 3, 6: 409–555.

[V72] Voss, E. G. 1972. Michigan Flora. Part I. Gymnosperms and Monocots. Cranbrook Institute of Science and University of Michigan Herbarium.

[W01] Wohltmann, A. 2001. Closely related species of Parasitengonae (Acari: Prostigmata) inhabiting the same areas: features facilitating coexistence. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 121–135. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

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