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Taxon: Thinopyrum junceum (L.) Á. Löve

Genus: Thinopyrum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Triticinae
Nomen number: 314146
Place of publication: Taxon 29:351. 1980
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 41 (27 active, 15 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • Russian wheatgrass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • sand couch  (Source: F GB Ire) - English
  • sea wheatgrass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • chiendent des sables  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Bisenquecke  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Strandquecke  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Strandweizen  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • grama de las playas  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Egypt (n.), Libya (n.w.), Morocco, Tunisia

    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria (w.), Turkey (w.)
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia

    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Poland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Nova Scotia]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (s.)]


  1. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  2. Jarvie, J. K. 1992. Taxonomy of Elytrigia sect. Caespitosae and sect. Junceae (Gramineae: Triticeae). Nordic J. Bot. 12:167.
  3. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Agropyron junceum
  4. Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996-. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. Note: = Elytrigia juncea
  5. Wang, R. R.-C. et al. 2010. Analyses of Thinopyrum bessarabicum, T. elongatum, and T. junceum chromosomes using EST-SSR markers. Genome 53:1083-1089.
  6. Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, cereals 77-108.
  7. Wickens, G. E. et al., eds. 1989. New crops for food and industry 242-243.

Check other web resources for Thinopyrum junceum (L.) Á. Löve :

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?314146. Accessed 20 September 2019.