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Taxon: Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) Barkworth & D. R. Dewey

 
Genus: Pascopyrum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 102367
Place of publication: Amer. J. Bot. 72:772. 1985 (Á. Löve, Taxon 29:168, 547. 1980, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: Löve failed to provide a description or diagnosis on p. 168, so the genus Pascopyrum was not validly published until a later issue (p. 547), when he then failed to fully cite a basionym for P. smithii
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 110 (85 active, 70 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • western wheatgrass  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • western wheat grass  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • agropyre de l’Ouest  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • agropiro dell'Ovest  (Source: Mult Glossary Crops) - Italian

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental: revegetator; revegetator

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (w.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (n.), Nevada, Utah]


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • North America (e.)


References:

  1. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. CRC Press. Note: Revised version of AH 170
  2. Barkworth, M. E. & D. R. Dewey. 1985. Genomically based genera in the perennial Triticeae of North America: identification and membership. Amer. J. Bot. 72:769.
  3. Barkworth, M. E. et al. 1983. New generic concepts in the Triticeae of the Intermountain Region: keys and comments. Great Basin Naturalist 43:569.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 29-30.
  5. Dewey, D. R. 1983. Historical and current taxonomic perspectives of Agropyron, Elymus and related genera. Crop Sci. (Madison) 23:640.
  6. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  9. Löve, Á. 1984. Conspectus of the Triticeae. Feddes Repert. 95:484.
  10. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  11. Personal Care Products Council. INCI

Check other web resources for Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) Barkworth & D. R. Dewey :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?102367. Accessed 16 September 2019.