melica also occurs as naked fruits, but is rarely seen, and its colour and brilliant lustre distinguish it.
melica nutans, M. uniflora, and Calamagrostis Epigeios also come here.
In melica the leaves are convolute and the shoot-section quadrangular.
The pasto duro is largely composed of the genera Stipa and melica.
In melica there is one large anterior lodicule resulting presumably from the union of the two which are present in allied genera.