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Taxon: Agrostis gigantea Roth

Genus: Agrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 2027
Place of publication: Tent. fl. Germ. 1:31. 1788
Name verified on: 01-Feb-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 174 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
DE°, MD°, NH°, PA°, VA°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • black bent   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • black bent grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • bonnet grass   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • fiorin   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • redtop   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • redtop bent   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • ju xu jian gu ying   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • agrostide blanche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • agrostide géante   (Source: UPOV ) – French
  • Fioringras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Riesenstraußgras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • weiße Straußgras   (Source: UPOV ) – German
  • agrostide bianca   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • polevica gigantskaâ   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • agróstide blanca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • agróstide mayor   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pasto quila   (Source: Gayana Bot 54:105.) – Spanish
  • storven   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Magadan, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Korea
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.w.]; Nepal; Pakistan
    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; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France

    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Southern South America: Chile

    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.
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