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Taxon: Elymus alaskanus (Scribn. & Merr.) Á. Löve

Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 465981
Place of publication: Taxon 19:299. 1970
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Nov-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territories, Yukon] Greenland, United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario, Québec (n.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (n.), British Columbia, Saskatchewan (n.), Nunavut]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Washington]


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  2. Elven, R. et al., eds. Annotated checklist of the panarctic flora (on-line resource). (Panarctic F Online)
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Gaudett, M. et al. 2005. Molecular variation and population structure in Elymus trachycaulus and comparison with its morphologically similar E. alaskanus Pl. Syst. Evol. 250:81-91.
  5. Harrison, K. & R. J. Hebda 2011. A morphometric analysis of variation between Elymus alaskanus and Elymus violaceus (Poaceae): Implications for recognition of taxa Madroño 58:32-49.
  6. Soreng, R. J. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): IV. Subfamily Pooideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 48:280.
  7. Sun, G. & B. Salomon 2003. Microsatellite variability and heterozygote deficiency in the articalpine Alaskan wheatgrass (Elymus alaskanus) complex (Genome) 46:729-737.
  8. Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys (Wild Crop Rel Cer) 77-108.

Check other web resources for Elymus alaskanus (Scribn. & Merr.) Á. Löve :

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=465981. Accessed 18 June 2019.