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Taxon: Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski

Genus: Taeniatherum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae.
Nomen number: 36195
Place of publication: Trudy Sredne-Aziatsk. Gosud. Univ., Ser. 8b, Bot. 17:38. 1934
Name verified on: 02-Oct-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 7 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.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*, CO*°, HI°, NV*, OR*, UT*°, WY°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Medusa's-head   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English   [Taeniatherum caput-medusae subsp. asperum]
  • Medusa's-head   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • Medusa's-head   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Taeniatherum caput-medusae subsp. caput-medusae]
  • medusahead-rye   (Source: Intermt F ) – English
  • medusahead-rye   (Source: Intermt F ) – English   [Taeniatherum caput-medusae subsp. asperum]
  • medusahead-rye   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English   [Taeniatherum caput-medusae subsp. caput-medusae]
  • centeio-silvestre-cabeça-de-Medusa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • medusagräs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt [n.]; Libya [n.?]; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.e.]; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan - Baluchistan
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Hungary
    East Europe: Ukraine [s. & Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia
    Southwestern Europe: France [s.]; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia [s.]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [w.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Chile

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski:


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?36195 (23 October 2014)

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