Taxon: Schismus barbatus (L.) Thell.

Genus: Schismus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
      Tribe: Danthonieae
Nomen number: 70689
Place of publication: Bull. Herb. Boissier sér. 2, 7:391. 1907
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Sep-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust; Grass SAfr)
  • Weed: (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - Free State
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan
    • Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Syria
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere, incl. s.w. United States


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