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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Miliinae
Genus: Milium
Species: M. atropatanum – M. effusum – M. pedicellare – M. schmidtianum – M. transcaucasicum – M. vernale
Name

Milium L., Sp. Pl.: 61 (1753)
Type species: Milium effusum L., Sp. Pl.: 61 (1753)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Miliarium Moench, Methodus: 204 (1794), nom. superfl.

References

Linneaus, C. von (1753) Species Plantarum 1: 61.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Milium in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Milium. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
Tropicos.org 2013. Milium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Milium. Published online. Accessed: 17 Dec. 2013.

Vernacular names
беларуская: Прасянік
English: Millet Grasses
suomi: Tesmat

Milium (vernacular name milletgrass) is a genus of Eurasian, North American, and North African plants in the grass family.[4][5][6][7]

Species[3][8]

Milium atropatanum Maroofi - Iran
Milium effusum L. - eastern + central Canada; northeastern + north-central United States; Eurasia + North Africa from Iceland + Spain to Taiwan + Kamchatka
Milium pedicellare (Bornm.) Roshev. ex Melderis - Middle East
Milium schmidtianum K.Koch - Turkey, Iran, Caucasus
Milium transcaucasicum Tzvelev - Transcaucasus
Milium vernale M.Bieb. - Eurasia + North Africa from France + Morocco to Kazakhstan; naturalized in Idaho

Formerly included[3]

many species once included in Milium but now considered better suited to other genera: Achnatherum, Aeluropus, Agrostis, Airopsis, Alloteropsis, Amphicarpum, Aniselytron, Anthaenantia, Antinoria, Apera, Arundinella, Axonopus, Brachiaria, Cynodon, Digitaria, Echinochloa, Eriochloa, Eriocoma, Gastridium, Homolepis, Ichnanthus, Isachne, Luziola, Muhlenbergia, Nassella, Oplismenus, Oryzopsis, Panicum, Paspalum, Pentameris, Piptatherum, Piptochaetium, Poa, Polypogon, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Trachypogon, Tricholaena, Triplachne, Zingeria and Zoysia.
References

lectotype designated by Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 119. 1929
Tropicos, Milium L.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Milium
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 311 粟草属 su cao shu Milium Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 61. 1753.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
Milium The Plant List. accessed 17 March 2014

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