Melinis minutiflora (Poaceae)

Melinis minutiflora

So naturalized is Melinis minutiflora (Molasses Grass) to Far North Queensland that it is not difficult to think of this African grass as a native. Despite the aggressiveness of this grass, it is hard not to enjoy fragrant foliage and the reddish colors of the flowering spikes, just like those of it’s relative, Melinis repens.


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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