Taxon: Bromus carinatus Hook. & Arn. var. marginatus (Steud.) Barkworth & Anderton

Genus: Bromus
Subgenus: Ceratochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Bromeae
Nomen number: 461744
Place of publication: Madroño 53:233-243. 2006
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 44 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide F Utah ed2, as B. carinatus)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001, as Bromus marginatus)
  • Animal food: forage (grazing fide F Utah ed2, as B. carinatus; NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001, for hay & silage, as Bromus marginatus)
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for bromegrass (head smut resistance fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001, as Bromus marginatus)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Central America: Central America

  • Native

  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan


  • Barkworth, M. E. et al. 2006. Geography and morphology of the Bromus carinatus (Poaceae: Bromeae) complex Madroño 53:233-243.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. 1982 (Mult Glossary Crops)


Check other web resources for Bromus carinatus Hook. & Arn. var. marginatus (Steud.) Barkworth & Anderton :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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
  • 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.