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The genus Melica L. (Poaceae) in southern Africa

G. E. Gibbs Russell, R. P. Ellis
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 1 | a1133 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i1.1133 | © 1982 G. E. Gibbs Russell, R. P. Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 October 1982 | Published: 31 October 1982

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G. E. Gibbs Russell, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, South Africa
R. P. Ellis, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, South Africa

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Abstract

Two species are recognized in this revision of the genus Melica. Both species belong to the subgenus Melica, and re the only representatives of the genus in Africa south of the Sahara. Five species formerly recognized have been educed to synonymy.


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