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Taxon: Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

Genus: Polypogon
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Agrostidinae.
Nomen number: 29317
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 1:67. 1798
Name verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Dec-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
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:

  • annual beard grass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • beard grass   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • rabbit-foot grass   (Source: Grass Tex ) – English
  • dhail al qut   (Source: Ill L Qatar ) – Arabic
  • skäggräs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay [s.], Western Siberia [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China [w.?]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada
    United States
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org 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: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?29317 (31 October 2014)

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