Taxon: Elymus repens (L.) Gould

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 102069
Place of publication: Madroño 9:127. 1947
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide F ChinaEng 22:430. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 2:78. 2011)

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Heilongjiang, Hebei, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, Nei Monggol, Xinjiang, Xizang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Kurile Islands, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Amur, Kamchatka, Magadan, Sakhalin
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Africa
  • Australasia

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

    • North America ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile


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