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Taxon: Phalaris aquatica L.

Genus: Phalaris
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Phalaridinae
Nomen number: 27511
Place of publication: Cent. pl. I:4. 1755 (Amoen. acad. 4:264. 1759)
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 25-Jan-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 387 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:

  • Australian phalaris   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • bulbous Canary grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Harding grass   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • Toowoomba Canary grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • shui ge cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • alpiste bulbeux   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa]) – French
  • herbe de Harding   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa var. stenoptera]) – French
  • phalaris tubéreux   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa]) – French
  • knolliges Glanzgras   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa]) – German
  • falaride tuberosa   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • hādhingu-gurasu   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • capim-doce   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa]) – Portuguese
  • rabillo de cordero   (Source: Dict Rehm [as P. tuberosa]) – Spanish
  • knölflen   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece - Crete [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    United States




Check other web resources for Phalaris aquatica L.:


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  • 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: (26 November 2015)

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