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Taxon: Lolium rigidum Gaudin

Genus: Lolium
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 22498
Place of publication: Agrost. helv. 1:334. 1811
Name verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 122 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:

  • annual ryegrass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Mediterranean ryegrass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • rigid ryegrass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • stiff darnel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Wimmera ryegrass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • ying zhi hei mai cao   (Source: ChinaEng) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ivraie raide   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • steifer Lolch   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • raygrás rígido   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
    Middle Europe: Switzerland
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

  • naturalized elsewhere




Check other web resources for Lolium rigidum Gaudin:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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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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