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Taxon: Thinopyrum scirpeum (C. Presl) D. R. Dewey

Genus: Thinopyrum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Triticinae
Nomen number: 314155
Place of publication: J. P. Gustafson, Gene Manipulat. Pl. Improv. 275. 1984
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria

    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Turkey (w.)

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy [Sicilia]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain (e. islands)


  1. Colmer, T. D. et al. 2006. Use of wild relatives to improve salt tolerance in wheat. J. Exp. Bot. 57:1059-1078. Note: mentions
  2. Gupta, P. K. & G. Fedak. 1986. Hybrids of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) with Thinopyrum scirpeum (4x) and Thinopyrum junceum (6x). Pl. Breed. (New York) 97:107-111.
  3. Jarvie, J. K. 1992. Taxonomy of Elytrigia sect. Caespitosae and sect. Junceae (Gramineae: Triticeae). Nordic J. Bot. 12:162.
  4. Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, cereals 77-108.

Check other web resources for Thinopyrum scirpeum (C. Presl) D. R. Dewey :

  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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=314155. Accessed 18 September 2019.