Melica spp.
Family: Poaceae
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Emmet J Judziewicz  
Spikelets 2-5-fld, disarticulating above or below the glumes; glumes large, membranous, 3-5-veined; lemmas rounded on the back, 5-7-veined, or with additional veins near the base, obtuse or acute, awned or awnless; uppermost 1-4 lemmas much smaller, sterile and often distinctly unlike the fertile ones; slender, tufted to rhizomatous grasses with closed sheaths, flat lvs, conspicuous ligules, and sparsely branched, few-fld panicles. 50+, mostly temp. regions.

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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