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Taxon: Poa alpina L.

 
Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28896
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:67. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 115 (105 active, 49 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: revegetator; revegetator

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation [Dagestan]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia (n. & s.e.)]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan (s.e.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation-Far East [Far East (n.)]
    • CHINA: China [Qinghai Sheng, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu, Xizang Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.), Nepal, Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (n. & e.)] Ukraine (w.)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sicily), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica)

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territories, Yukon] Greenland, United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan (n.), Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan (n.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado (c. & w.), Idaho, Montana, Oregon (e.), Washington, Wyoming (c. & w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Utah (n.)]
    • Mexico (alpine regions)


References:

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  11. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Poa+alpina&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  25. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
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Check other web resources for Poa alpina L. :

Images:

  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=28896. Accessed 23 July 2019.