Melinis maroccana (Melinidinae, Paniceae, Poaceae), a new combination for the Moroccan flora, and comments on related taxa

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Title: Melinis maroccana (Melinidinae, Paniceae, Poaceae), a new combination for the Moroccan flora, and comments on related taxa
Authors: Crespo, Manuel B. | Alonso-Vargas, M. Angeles | Martínez-Azorín, Mario
Research Group/s: Botánica y Conservación Vegetal
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Keywords: Gramineae | Mediterranean endemics | Melinis | Nomenclature | Rhynchelytrum | Monocots
Knowledge Area: Botánica
Issue Date: 13-Feb-2020
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Citation: Phytotaxa. 2020, 433(1): 77-80. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.433.1.9
Abstract: In the framework of a revision of the Iberian Paniceae Brown (1814: 582) for the Flora iberica project, we came across the aggregate of the “Natal grass”, Melinis repens (Willdenow 1797: 322) Zizka (1988: 55), a group of annual to short-lived perennial grasses being native and widely distributed in Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Cape Verde, and the Canary Islands. Only M. repens s.str. is currently naturalised in the Mediterranean basin, America, Australia, southeastern Asia and the Pacific Islands, where it was mostly introduced for ornamental use, forage or stabilization and cover on disturbed sites, and has become an invasive alien species (Kaufman 2012).
Sponsor: This work was partly supported by the Research project Flora iberica XI (CGL2017-85204-C3-1-P) from Mº de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Spanish Government).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/106856
ISSN: 1179-3155 (Print) | 1179-3163 (Online)
DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.433.1.9
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2020 Magnolia Press
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.433.1.9
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