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Taxon: Elymus curvatus Piper

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 314086
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30:233. 1903
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (2 active, 2 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:

  • awnless wild rye  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.), Ontario (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan (s.), Manitoba (s.), British Columbia (s.e.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Vermont (n.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma (n.), South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho (n.), Montana, Washington, Wyoming (n.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Kentucky (w.), Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (n.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Utah (n.)]


  1. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  2. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. Note: = Elymus virginicus var. submuticus Hook.
  3. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. Note: = Elymus virginicus L.
  4. Kim, N.-S. et al. 2008. Cytogenetic analysis of intergeneric hybrids between barley and nine species of Elymus. Genome 51:897-904.
  5. Soreng, R. J. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): IV. Subfamily Pooideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 48:286. Note: as Elymus submuticus (Hook.) Smyth, but this name is based on E. virginicus var. submuticus
  6. Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, cereals 77-108. Note: this review mentioned the diversity of genome constitution in Triticeae, all types found in Elymus able to cross with wheat
  7. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Elymus curvatus Piper :

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?314086. Accessed 27 February 2020.