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Taxon: Bromus inermis Leyss.

Genus: Bromus subgenus: Festucoides
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Bromeae
Nomen number: 7807
Place of publication: Fl. halens. 16. 1761
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2 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:

  • Arctic brome   (Source: Bromus NAmer [as B. pumpellianus]) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. pumpellianus]
  • Austrian bromegrass   (Source: Agron Monog 34:535.) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • awnless brome   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • Hungarian brome   (Source: Bromus NAmer ) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • Hungarian bromegrass   (Source: Agron Monog 34:805.) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • Pumpelly's brome   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. pumpellianus]
  • Russian bromegrass   (Source: Agron Monog 34:805.) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • smooth brome   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • smooth bromegrass   (Source: Agron Monog 34:805.) – English   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • wu mang que mai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • brome inerme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • brome sans arêtes   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • unbegrannte Trespe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • wehrlose Trespe   (Source: UPOV ) – German   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • bromo inerme   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • capim-cevadilha   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • koster bezosty   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • bromo de Hungría   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • bromo inerme   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]
  • foderlosta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Bromus inermis subsp. inermis]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska [w.], North Dakota, South Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington [e.], Wyoming

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • widely cultivated


  • Acedo, C. & F. Llamas. 1999. The genus Bromus L. (Poaceae) in the Iberian Peninsula. Phanerog. Monogr. 22:245–249.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). [= Bromopsis inermis (Leyss.) Holub.].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Pavlick, L. 1995. Bromus L. of North America.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47.


Check other web resources for Bromus inermis Leyss.:


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