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Taxon: Secale cereale L.

Genus: Secale
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 317600
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:84. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Sep-1994
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC).
Accessions: 44 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:

  • cereal rye   (Source: Cover Crop Database ) – English   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • rye   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • rye   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • hei mai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • seigle   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • seigle cultivé   (Source: F NAmer ) – French   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • Roggen   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • segale   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • rai-mugi   (Source: Names Batra ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • homil   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:129) – Transcribed Korean   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • centeio   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • centeno   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]
  • råg   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Secale cereale subsp. cereale]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq [n.]; Turkey [w.]
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part [s.]

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Secale cereale 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: (06 October 2015)

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