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This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes absent, or elongated. Stolons present. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent, or prostrate; 15-75 cm long; 1-4 -noded; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes smooth. Leaf-sheaths without keel; smooth, or scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-5 mm long; acute. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 2-15 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; lanceolate, or ovate; 2-10 cm long; 1-7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes. Panicle branches capillary; terete; scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; terete; 1-3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 1.7-3.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 1.7-3.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1-1.1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous (above). Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong, or ovate; 1.1-2.1 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 4-5 -veined. Lemma apex truncate; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.2 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 2-4.5 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea oblong; 0.1-0.25 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; lanceolate; membranous. Anthers 3; 1-1.5 mm long. Stigmas 2; laterally exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; isodiametric; biconvex; estipitate; without sulcus; smooth; apex unappendaged. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 0.9 length of caryopsis. Endosperm farinose.
Distribution
Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Africa: Macaronesia and northeast tropical. Asia-temperate: western Asia, China, and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: India. Pacific: north-central. North America: Subarctic, eastern Canada, northeast USA, and southeast USA. South America: Caribbean. Antarctic: Subantarctic islands.
Reference
Aveneae. CEH.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, China South-Central, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Korea, Mongolia, Netherlands, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Turkey, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Algeria, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Greenland, Haiti, Hawaii, Jamaica, Japan, Kerguelen, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., South Georgia, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia

Agrostis canina L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 15, 1980 Weihe [513], Germany K000838153
Apr 15, 1980 s.coll. [s.n.] K000838154
Apr 15, 1980 Laestadius, L.L. [s.n.], Sweden K000838155
Romer, F. [854], Germany K000838157
Berggren, S. [s.n.], New Zealand K000838247
Haast, J.F.J. [66], New Zealand K000838248
Hooker, J.D. [1627], Antipodean Is. K000975054 holotype
Reichenbach, H.G. [107], Germany K000838151
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Antipodean Is. K000975055
Romer, F. [855], Germany K000838156
Braun, A. [s.n.] K000838152
s.coll. [s.n.], Turkey Agrostis tenuifolia K000838088
Gay, J. [s.n.], Georgia Agrostis tenuifolia K000838086
Prescot [s.n.], Turkey Agrostis tenuifolia K000838085
s.coll. [s.n.], Turkey Agrostis tenuifolia K000838087

First published in Sp. Pl.: 62 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Frenot, Y., Chown, S.L., Whinam, J., Selkirk, P.M., Convey, P., Skotnicki, M. & Bergstrom,D.M. (2005). Biological invasions in the Antarctic: extent, impacts and implications Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 80: 45-72.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Frenot, Y., Chown, S.L., Whinam, J., Selkirk, P.M., Convey, P., Skotnicki, M. & Bergstrom,D.M. (2005). Biological invasions in the Antarctic: extent, impacts and implications Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 80: 45-72.
  • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Meades, S.J. & Brouillet, L. (2019). Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador https://www.newfoundland-labradorflora.com/checklist/.
  • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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