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Taxon: Hordeum depressum (Scribn. & J. G. Sm.) Rydb.

Genus: Hordeum
Subgenus: Hordeastrum
Section: Stenostachys
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 19281
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 36:539. 1909
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC)
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • low barley  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia (w.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho (n.), Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California, Nevada]


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California (Norte) (n.?)]


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  2. Baum, B. R. et al. 2005. Ancient differentiation of the H & I haplomes in diploid Hordeum species based on 5S rDNA (Genome) 48:610-618.
  3. Bothmer, R. von & N. Jacobsen 1985. Origin, taxonomy, and related species. In D. C. Rasmusson, ed., Barley Agronomy 26:51.
  4. Bothmer, R. von & N. Jacobsen 1986. Interspecific crosses in Hordeum (Poaceae) Pl. Syst. Evol. 153:49-64.
  5. Bothmer, R. von et al. 1983. Interspecific hybridization with cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare) Hereditas (Beijing) 99:219-244.
  6. Bothmer, R. von et al. 1993. Variation and taxonomy in Hordeum depressum and in the H. brachyantherum complex (Poaceae) Nordic J. Bot. 13:3-17.
  7. Bothmer, R. von et al., eds. Diversity in barley (Hordeum vulgare). Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding, vol. 7 (Divers Barley)
  8. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Gould, F. W. & R. Moran The grasses of Baja California, Mexico. (Grass Baja)
  11. Jakob, S. S. & F. R. Blattner 2006. A chloroplast genealogy of Hordeum (Poaceae): long-term persisting haplotypes, incomplete lineage sorting, regional extinction, and the consequences for phylogenetic inference Molec. Biol. Evol. 23:1602-1612.
  12. Knutsson, T. & R. von Bothmer 1993. Interspecific hybridization with Hordeum depressum (Poaceae) Nordic J. Bot. 13:389-394.
  13. Petersen, G. 1991. Intergeneric hybridization between Hordeum and Secale (Poaceae). I. Crosses and development of hybrids Nordic J. Bot. 11:253-270.
  14. Salomon, B. & R. von Bothmer 1998. The ancestry of Hordeum depressum (Poaceae, Triticeae) Nordic J. Bot. 18:257-265.
  15. Schlegel, R. H. J. Chapter 7. Breeding (Rye Genet Breed Cult) 199-263.
  16. Schooler, A. B. 1967. Intergeneric hybrids between allohexaploid (Hordeum depressum × H. compressum) and autotetraploid Sevalöf rye (Secale cereale) Bot. Gaz. 128:113-116.
  17. Taketa, S. et al. 2005. Ancestry of American polyploid Hordeum species with the I genome inferred from 5S and 18S-25S rDNA Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 96:23-33.
  18. Taylor, R. L. & B. MacBryde Vascular plants of British Colombia (L BritCol)

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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?id=19281. Accessed 19 May 2019.