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Melica  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 41842

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Beckeria Bernh.
 
    Bromelica (Thurb.) Farw.
 
    Claudia Opiz
 
    Dalucum Adans.
 
    Verinea Merino
 
  Common Name(s): melic
 
    melicgrass
 
    oniongrass
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderPoales   
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusMelica L. – melic, melicgrass, oniongrass  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Melica altissima L. – Siberian melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica animarum Muj.-Sall. & M. Marchi  
                                  Species Melica argentata E. Desv.  
                                  Species Melica argyrea Hack.  
                                  Species Melica aristata Thurb. ex Bol. – bearded melicgrass, bearded oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica arzivencoi Valls & Barcellos  
                                  Species Melica bauhinii All.  
                                  Species Melica bonariensis Parodi  
                                  Species Melica brasiliana Ard.  
                                  Species Melica brevicoronata Roseng., B.R. Arrill. & Izag.  
                                  Species Melica bulbosa Geyer ex Porter & J.M. Coult. – oniongrass, bulbous oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica californica Scribn. – California melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica cepacea (Phil.) Scribn.  
                                  Species Melica chilensis J. Presl  
                                  Species Melica ciliata L.  
                                  Species Melica commersonii Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Melica decipiens Caro  
                                  Species Melica eremophila Torres  
                                  Species Melica frutescens Scribn. – woody melic, woody melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica fugax Bol. – little oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica geyeri Munro – Geyer's oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica glabrescens (Torres) Torres  
                                  Species Melica harfordii Bol. – Harford's oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica hitchcockii B. Boivin  
                                  Species Melica hunzikeri Nicora  
                                  Species Melica hyalina Döll  
                                  Species Melica imperfecta Trin. – smallflower melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica lilloi Bech.  
                                  Species Melica longiflora Steud.  
                                  Species Melica macra Nees  
                                  Species Melica mollis Phil.  
                                  Species Melica montezumae Piper – Montezuma melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica mutica Walter – oniongrass, twoflower melicgrass, twoflower melic 
                                  Species Melica nitens (Scribn.) Nutt. ex Piper – shining oniongrass, threeflower melicgrass, threeflower melic 
                                  Species Melica parodiana Torres  
                                  Species Melica patagonica Parodi  
                                  Species Melica paulsenii Phil.  
                                  Species Melica poecilantha E. Desv.  
                                  Species Melica porteri Scribn. – Porter melic, Porter's melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica rigida Cav.  
                                  Species Melica riograndensis Longhi-Wagner & Valls  
                                  Species Melica sarmentosa Nees  
                                  Species Melica scabra Kunth  
                                  Species Melica serrana Muj.-Sall. & M. Marchi  
                                  Species Melica smithii (Porter ex A. Gray) Vasey – smith melic grass, mélique de Smith, Smith's melicgrass, Smith oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica spartinoides L.B. Sm.  
                                  Species Melica spectabilis Scribn. – purple oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica stricta Bol. – rock melicgrass, rock oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica stuckertii Hack.  
                                  Species Melica subulata (Griseb.) Scribn. – Alaska oniongrass 
                                  Species Melica tenuis Hack. & Arechav.  
                                  Species Melica torreyana Scribn. – Torrey's melicgrass 
                                  Species Melica violacea Cav.  
       

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  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at http://www.tropicos.org/Project/CNWG and formerly at http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html   
  Reference for: Melica   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Melica   
       
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Melica   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Melica   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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