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Published In: Novi Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperalis Petropolitanae 14(1): 539. 1770. (Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop.) Name publication detailLink to protologue

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/28/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
Status: Introduced


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85. Agropyron Gaertn. (crested wheatgrass)

One to 15 species, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand.

As circumscribed here, the genus Agropyron is restricted to a relatively small group of closely related Old World species. Other taxa included in the genus in much of the older literature (Steyermark, 1963) are here recognized under an expanded concept of Elymus (see treatment below). Agropyron in the strict sense is defined by details of its inflorescence structure, genome type, relatively low ploidy levels, and outcrossing, sexual breeding system.

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