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Taxon: Nassella viridula (Trin.) Barkworth

Genus: Nassella
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Stipeae.
Nomen number: 402095
Place of publication: Taxon 39:612. 1990
Name verified on: 15-Apr-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 46 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:

  • feather bunchgrass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English
  • green needlegrass   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • flechilha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005 [as Stipa viridula]) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory [s.w.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas [n.w.], Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona

References:

  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • Barkworth, M. E. & A. M. Torres. 2001. Distribution and diagnostic characters of Nassella (Poaceae: Stipeae). Taxon 50:459.
  • Barkworth, M. E. 1990. Nassella (Gramineae, Stipeae): revised interpretation and nomenclatural changes. Taxon 39:597–614.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Nassella viridula (Trin.) Barkworth:


Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Florets: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
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?402095 (02 September 2014)

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