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Taxon: Molinia caerulea (L.) Moench

 
Genus: Molinia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Arundinoideae
Tribe: Molinieae
Nomen number: 24515
Place of publication: Methodus 183. 1794
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/417063
Name Verified on: 13-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • moor grass  (Source: Glea Cron) - English
  • purple moor grass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • molinie bleue  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • blåtåtel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Kurgan, Omsk, Tyumen (s.)]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, [Saratov] Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • Canada (s.e.), United States (n.e. & n.w.)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. Dančák, M. et al. 2012. Taxonomy and cytogeography of the Molinia caerulea complex in central Europe. Preslia 84:351-374.
  4. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Molinia+caerulea&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  8. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation)
  9. Meyer, M. H. 2012. Chapter 3. Ornamental grasses in the United States. Hort. Rev. 39:121-151.
  10. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 1:182-183.
  11. Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR

Check other web resources for Molinia caerulea (L.) Moench :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?24515. Accessed 18 February 2020.