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.

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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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