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Taxon: Poa compressa L.

 
Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28934
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:69. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 68 (47 active, 40 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile (also cult.)


    Uncertain

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States


References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. 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
  4. Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961-. Flora of New Zealand.
  5. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  6. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  7. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  8. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  9. Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7 Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
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  11. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  12. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  13. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. Note: as doubtfully native
  14. 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=Poa+compressa&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  16. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  17. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
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  24. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  25. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan. Note: mentions
  26. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  27. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  28. Randall, R. P. 2007. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status.
  29. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: mentions
  30. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  31. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 1:204.
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  38. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  39. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Poa compressa L. :

Images:

  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?28934. Accessed 19 July 2019.