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Taxon: Hordeum brachyantherum Nevski

Genus: Hordeum subgenus: Hordeastrum section: Stenostachys series: Critesion
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 19267
Place of publication: Trudy Bot. Inst. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. 1, Fl. Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 2:61. 1936
Name verified on: 05-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC).
Accessions: 10 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • California barley   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. californicum]
  • meadow barley   (Source: F Utah ) – English   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum]
  • meadow barley   (Source: Intermt F ) – English
  • northern barley   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum]
  • orge à anthères courtes   (Source: F NAmer ) – French   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum]
  • orge des prés   (Source: F NAmer ) – French   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum]
  • kaliforniakorn   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. californicum]

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of barley   (fide Pl Syst Evol 153:55. 1986; Divers Barley 248. 2003)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of rye   (based on crossability barriers with Secale spp., fide Nord J Bot 11:267-268. 1991)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory [s.w.]; United States - Alaska [s. & incl. Aleutians]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta [s.e.], British Columbia, Saskatchewan [s.w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte

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


  • Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource).
  • Baum, B. R. & L. G. Bailey. 1989. Are Hordeum brachyantherum and H. californicum (Triticeae: Poaceae) conspecific? Canad. J. Bot. 67:46–62.
  • Blattner, F. R. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis of Hordeum (Poaceae) as inferred by nuclear rDNA ITS sequences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 33:289–299.
  • Bothmer, R. von & N. Jacobsen. 1985. Origin, taxonomy, and related species. In D. C. Rasmusson, ed., Barley. Agronomy 26:51.
  • Bothmer, R. von & N. Jacobsen. 1986. Interspecific crosses in Hordeum (Poaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 153:49–64.
  • Bothmer, R. von et al., eds. 2003. Diversity in barley (Hordeum vulgare). Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding, vol. 7.
  • Bothmer, R. von et al. 1993. Variation and taxonomy in Hordeum depressum and in the H. brachyantherum complex (Poaceae). Nordic J. Bot. 13:3–17.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Doebley, J. et al. 1992. Chloroplast DNA variation and the phylogeny of Hordeum (Poaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 79:576–584. [used 2x, 4x & 6x accessions of this taxon; all accessions were spread within a poorly supported clade of American taxa, thus 4x were either sister to other 4x taxa or grouped with 2x, while the 6x form was sister to a 4x H. marinum].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gould, F. W. & R. Moran. 1981. The grasses of Baja California, Mexico.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Komatsuda, T. et al. 2009. Evolutionary process of Hordeum brachyantherum 6x and related tetraploid species revealed by nuclear DNA sequences. Breed. Sci. 59:611–616.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  • Petersen, G. & O. Seberg. 2003. Phylogenetic analyses of the diploid species of Hordeum (Poaceae) and a revised classification of the genus. Syst. Bot. 28:293–306. [it used the diploid H. brachyantherum subsp. californicum].
  • Petersen, G. 1991. Intergeneric hybridization between Hordeum and Secale (Poaceae). I. Crosses and development of hybrids. Nordic J. Bot. 11:253–270.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1987. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.


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