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Taxon: Avenula pubescens (Huds.) Dumort.

Genus: Avenula
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Airinae
Nomen number: 103467
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 7:68. 1868
Name verified on: 05-Aug-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Mar-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • downy alpine oat grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • downy oat grass   (Source: BSBI [as Helictotrichon pubescens]) – English
  • luddhavre   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Tuva
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Xinjiang
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal [n.]; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. [= Helictotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Pilg.].
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). [= Homalotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Banfi et al.].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Kharkevich, S. S., ed. 1985. Vascular plants of the Russian Far East.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Romero Zarco, C. 2011. Helictochloa Romero Zarco (Poaceae), a new genus of oat grass. Candollea 66:87–103.
  • Röser, M. et al. 2009. Generic realignments in the grass tribe Aveneae (Poaceae). Schlechtendahlia 19:27–38. [= Homalotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Banfi et al.].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR. [= Helictotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Pilg.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= Helictotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Pilg.].


Check other web resources for Avenula pubescens (Huds.) Dumort.:


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