Taxon: Elymus repens (L.) Gould

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Pooideae
      Tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 102069
Place of publication: Madroño 9:127. 1947
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide F ChinaEng 22:430. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 2:78. 2011)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range obscure


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Heilongjiang, - Hebei, - Gansu, - Sichuan, - Qinghai, - Yunnan, - Nei Monggol, - Xinjiang, - Xizang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kurile Islands, - Khabarovsk, - Primorye, - Amur, - Kamchatka, - Magadan, - Sakhalin
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, - Gorno-Altay, - Tuva, - Yakutia-Sakha, - Altay, - Krasnoyarsk, - Chita, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tyumen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    • : Africa; North America; United States
  • Africa

    • : Africa; North America; United States
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Africa; North America; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile


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