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Taxon: Bromus inermis Leyss. subsp. pumpellianus (Scribn.) Wagnon

Genus: Bromus
Subgenus: Festucoides
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Bromeae
Nomen number: 317143
Place of publication: Rhodora 52:211. 1950
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 25 (21 active, 16 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • Arctic brome  (Source: Bromus NAmer) - English
  • Pumpelly’s brome    - English
  • Pumpelly's brome  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • brome de Pumpelly   - French (Canada)

Distributional Range:


    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia (n. & e.)]
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation-Far East [Far East]
    • CHINA: China [Heilongjiang Sheng, Shanxi Sheng, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu]

    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part [European part (n. & e.)]

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territories, Yukon] United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Nebraska (w.), North Dakota, South Dakota]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington (e.), Wyoming]


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Germany, Switzerland


  1. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. CRC Press. 34. Note: Revised version of AH 170
  2. Armstrong, K. C. 1982. Hybrids between the tetraploids of Bromus inermis and B. pumpellianus. Canad. J. Bot. 60:476-482. Note: sterile hybrids between Bromus pumpellianus (as B. pumpellianus subsp. dicksonii and B. inermis)
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora. Note: = Bromus inermis var. purpurascens (Hook.) Wagnon
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 28.
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). Note: = Bromopsis pumpelliana (Scribner) Holub
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. Note: = Bromus pumpellianus
  7. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 Note: = Bromus pumpellianus Scribner
  8. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 34.2, Ex. 12.
  9. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California Note: mentions
  10. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  11. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  12. Pavlick, L. 1995. Bromus L. of North America Note: = Bromus pumpellianus Scribner
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Soreng, R. J. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): IV. Subfamily Pooideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 48:170. Note: = Bromus pumpellianus
  15. Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR Note: = Bromopsis pumpelliana (Scribner) Holub
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Bromus pumpellianus

Check other web resources for Bromus inermis Leyss. subsp. pumpellianus (Scribn.) Wagnon :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • Grass Manual on the Web: Manual of Grasses for North America North of Mexico
  • 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=317143. Accessed 24 October 2019.