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Taxon: Apera interrupta (L.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Apera
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 70080
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 31, 151. 1812
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Oct-2003
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • dense silky-bent   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • interrupted wind grass   (Source: Weed Technol 6:445.) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Egypt; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Northern Europe: Norway; Sweden [s.e.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part [s.e.]; Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

    Australia: Australia
    United States
    Southern South America: Chile




Check other web resources for Apera interrupta (L.) P. Beauv.:


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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: (05 October 2015)

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