Published in Suppl Pl. 95 in 1782.
Basionym of Melasphaerula graminea (L.f.) Ker Gawl.
Synonym of Melasphaerula ramosa (L.) Klatt.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 62 in 1799:
From the Kew Catalogue we learn it was introduced in the year 1787, by Mr. F. Masson, to the royal gardens...