Taxon: Vulpia bromoides (L.) Gray

Genus: Vulpia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 41932
Place of publication: Nat. arr. Brit. pl. 2:124. 1822 ("1821")
Link to protologue:
Comment: according to J. L. Reveal (pers. comm. via e-mail on 1 May 2010) publication of this book took place on 10 Jan 1822, not 1 Nov 1821 as indicated in TL-2
Name Verified on: 29-Aug-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia ; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Lesotho ; South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; Mexico ; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Peru


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  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
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  • Mouterde, P. = V. dertonensis (F Liban)
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