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Taxon: Elymus scabrifolius (Döll) J. H. Hunz.

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 461262
Place of publication: Darwiniana 35:167. 1998
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (8 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Tucumán] Uruguay


  1. Hunziker, J. H. 1998. Elymus hitchcocki y E. scabrifolius (Poaceae), dos especies sudamericanas poco afines que han sido consideradas coespecificas. Darwiniana 35:167.
  2. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  3. Linde-Laursen, I. B. & O. Seberg. 2001. Karyotypes of Elymus scabrifolius (Poaceae: Triticeae) from South America studied by banding techniques and in situ hybridization. Hereditas (Beijing) 135:41-50. Note: this study examined material of six accessions of the 4x Elymus scabrifolius; it confirmed the presence of H genome based on C-banding patterns, but it did not find N-band patterns for St-genome
  4. Soreng, R. J. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): IV. Subfamily Pooideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 48:298.
  5. Tomas, P. A. et al. 2012. Chromosomal characterization in native populations of Elymus scabrifolius from Argentina through classical and molecular cytogenetics (FISH-GISH). Genome 55:591-598.
  6. Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, cereals 77-108. Note: this review mentioned the diversity of genome constitution in Triticeae, all types found in Elymus able to cross with wheat
  7. Zabala, J. M. et al. 2009. Variation in seed germination between Elymus scabrifolius (Döll) J. H. Hunz. lines from different habitats. Seed Sci. Technol. 37:245-250.

Check other web resources for Elymus scabrifolius (Döll) J. H. Hunz. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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=461262. Accessed 23 July 2019.