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Taxon: Bromus hordeaceus L.

Genus: Bromus subgenus: Bromus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Bromeae
Nomen number: 7320
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:77. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 23 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • barley brome   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • common soft brome   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Bromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus]
  • least soft brome   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Bromus hordeaceus subsp. ferronii]
  • lop grass   (Source: Bromus NAmer 78.1995) – English
  • sand soft brome   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Bromus hordeaceus subsp. thominei]
  • soft brome   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • soft chess   (Source: NRCS Cons Pl Mat ) – English   [Bromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus]
  • soft chess   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • mao que mai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • brome mou   (Source: L Noms French ed6 [as B. mollis]) – French
  • bromo molle   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • luddlosta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [w.]; 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 [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Canada [s.w.]
    United States
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Brazil: Brazil
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Bromus hordeaceus L.:


  • 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
  • Check 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.
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