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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Japan and Malesian Mountains, Macaronesia, NW. & Tropical Montane Africa, Greenland to Central & E. U.S.A., S. South America to Falkland Islands.

Doubtfully present in:

Cape Verde

Native to:

Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Borneo, Bulgaria, Burundi, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Illinois, Indiana, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Nepal, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prince Edward I., Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vermont, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Alaska, Aleutian Is., Brazil South, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Colorado, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico Central, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oregon, Rhode I., South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon

Avenella Bluff ex Drejer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Excurs. Hafn.: xxiv, 32 (1838)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Deschampsia.]

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0