Taxon: Briza minor L.

Genus: Briza
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Pooideae
      Tribe: Poeae
        Subtribe: Brizinae
Nomen number: 7727
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:70. 1753
Name Verified on: 18-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores

  • Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt; Libya; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Croatia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Jamaica
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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