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Taxon: Agrostis canina L.

Genus: Agrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 2015
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:62. 1753, nom. cons.
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Agrostis
Name verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 14 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:

  • velvet bent   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • velvet bent grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • pu tong jian gu ying   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • agrostide des chiens   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French
  • Hundsstraußgras   (Source: UPOV ) – German
  • Sumpf-Straußgras   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • agrostide canina   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • hime-nukabo   (Source: Grass Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • polevica sobač'â   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • agróstide canina   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • agróstide de perro   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • agróstide perruna   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • brunven   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Turkey
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir
    Australia: Australia

    United States



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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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