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Taxon: Avena barbata Pott ex Link

Genus: Avena
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Aveninae
Nomen number: 6089
Place of publication: J. Bot. (Schrader) 1799(2,2):314. 1800
Name verified on: 27-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC).
Accessions: 776 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘OAT’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

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:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • barbed oat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • slender oat   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Yatheroo oat   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • avoine barbue   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Barthafer   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • aveia-barbada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • aveia-selvagem   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • balango   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • avena barbada   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ballueca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • cebadilla   (Source: Ruizia 13:149.) – Spanish (Peru)

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in oat   (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 3:158. 2011)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in oat   (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 3:151. 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of oat   (based on the production of sterile hybrids in crosses with Avena sativa fide Russian J Genet 37:468. 2001)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Poland
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Australia: Australia
    United States
    Brazil: Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul
    Western South America: Bolivia; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • also cultivated




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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.
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