Taxon: Glyceria fluitans (L.) R. Br.

Genus: Glyceria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Meliceae
Nomen number: 17676
Place of publication: Prodr. 179. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Oct-2003
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • floating manna grass  (Source: F Canada) - English
  • floating sweet grass  (Source: F GB Ire) - English
  • capim-maná  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • glicéria-flutuante  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • maná-flutuante  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mannagräs  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: cereal (seeds fide L Edible Pl; F USSR; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

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

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Mexico ; United States
    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile
    • Western South America: Ecuador ; Peru


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