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Taxon: Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Barkworth & D. R. Dewey

Genus: Thinopyrum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 314153
Place of publication: Amer. J. Bot. 72:772. 1985
Comment: correct name should apparently be T. obtusifolium (DC.) ined.
Name verified on: 21-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Sep-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 18 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:

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide F NAmer)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (for alkaline soils fide Grass VarUSA, as Elytrigia elongata)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Grass VarUSA, as Elytrigia elongata)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Grass VarUSA, as Elytrigia elongata)
  • Gene sources: crop quality for wheat   (fide Genome 53:1083. 2010)
  • Gene sources: potential for salt tolerance in wheat   (fide J Exp Bot 57:1072-1073. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat   (based on hybrids with Triticum aestivum fide Genome 39:1062. 1996)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part [c. & s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
    Middle Europe: Austria; Germany
    Southwestern Europe: Spain
    Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory [s.]
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas [w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut, La Pampa, Salta, Tierra del Fuego

    China: China
    Australia: Australia
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua
    United States




Check other web resources for Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Barkworth & D. R. Dewey:


  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Florets: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • 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: (24 November 2015)

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