How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

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alice
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How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by alice » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:27 pm

Hi I stay in Cape Town.

I'm looking for a plant called "Melinis minutiflora" but I can't find it in Cape town.

I also have many pictures of these took from google but seems like it's slightly different when I come accross it physically, so I get confused.


Please how do I identify it? or where I can find it in cape town or around cape-town?


Link to this plant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinis_minutiflora)

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Re: How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by okie » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:28 pm

HI Alice -- welcome to the forum .

This is rather a plant from the Highveld areas and I doubt whether it occurs anywhere in the Cape
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Re: How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by Richprins » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:35 pm

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Re: How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by alice » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:55 am

Thanks for replying to me.

So you mean I can't find it around Cape Town?

But I've seen similar plants that do look like Melinis minutflora.
I'll take pictures and will paste them here so that you can confirm.

By the way, I met a guy who's from Brazil here in Cape Town, and told me that Melinis minutflora is a creeping plant? is that true???
with what I've seen on Google search, Melinis minutflora is a plant with a straight stem moving upwards. Now I got confused???

If you can find it in your area, can I buy it from you guys? cause I need it.

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Re: How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by okie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:56 pm

Melinis minutiflora is a grass - see herewith the link to the SANBI site with description etc :

http://redlist.sanbi.org/species.php?species=1164-7
Last KNP visit November 2017 KTP - August 2017.
Next KNP visit -- Hmmm....still thinking

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Re: How and where to identify Melinis minutiflora

Post by alice » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:19 pm

Thanks for your links.

Where exactly in Durban can I find it please? (in which are of Durban)

and how is it called in South African dialect?

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