Taxon: Elymus macrourus (Turcz. ex Steud.) Tzvelev

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Pooideae
      Tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 102732
Place of publication: Spisok Rast. Gerb. Fl. S.S.S.R. Bot. Inst. Vsesojuzn. Akad. Nauk 18:30. 1970
Name Verified on: 08-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • northern wheatgrass  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 2:78. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Khabarovsk, - Magadan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Krasnoyarsk, - Yakutia-Sakha, - Yamal Nenets
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Russian Federation - Komi, - Nenets
  • Northern America

    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia


  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Kharkevich, S. S., ed. Vascular plants of the Russian Far East. 1985 (F Russ Far East)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. Flora of Siberia (English translation). 2000- (F Siberia)
  • Löve, Á. 1984. Conspectus of the Triticeae Feddes Repert. 95:463.
  • Tzvelev, N. N. Zlaki SSSR. 1976 (Grass USSR)
  • Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys (Wild Crop Rel Cer) 77-108.
  • Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys (Wild Crop Rel Cer) 77-108.


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