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Taxon: Gastridium phleoides (Nees & Meyen) C. E. Hubb.

Genus: Gastridium
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 412718
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1954:375. 1954
Name verified on: 01-Mar-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jul-2007
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • eastern nit grass   (Source: BSBI ) – English

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt [n.]; Libya; Morocco
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Turkey
    Southeastern Europe: Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro
    Southwestern Europe: France [s. & Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province
    Australia: Australia [s.]
    United States
    Western South America: Peru


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catalogo de la flora vascular de Chile.
  • Meikle, R. D. 1977–1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [mentions].
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina. [mentions].


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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