Puccinellia Parl.

First published in Fl. Ital. 1: 366 (1850), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Subarctic & Subantarctic to Temp. & Subalpine.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Russia, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Falkland Is., Finland, France, Free State, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Macquarie Is., Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, Northwest Territories, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South Dakota, South European Russia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Victoria, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sandwith, N.Y. [6295] Spain K002856744 Yes
{Jansen; Wachter} [s.n.] K002856714 Yes
[Leucey] [s.n.] K002856667 Yes
Peterson, P. M.; Salariato, D. L.; Soreng, R. J. [19308] Argentina K001625569 Yes
Peterson, P.; Soreng, R.J.; Romashchenko, K. [20699] Bolivia K001604852 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Greece K002856748 Yes
Hübner [s.n.] Germany K002856686 Yes
Bakker, D. [1867] K002856719 Yes
Grabmayr, V. [s.n.] Germany K002856680 Yes
Tedd, H.G. [1017] Greece K002856749 Yes
Koch, G.F. [s.n.] K002856672 Yes
[Lernae] [s.n.] Greece K002856745 Yes
Fritze, H. [s.n.] Austria K002856675 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856676 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856738 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856741 Yes
Geisenheyer, L.; Kneucker, A. [140] K002856673 Yes
{Fr. Sennen} [s.n.] France K002856733 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002856722 Yes
Peterson, P.; Annable, C.R. [11464] Argentina K001905614 No
{Th. Delacour} [s.n.] K002856721 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856737 Yes
Oberneder, L. [760] Germany K002856674 Yes
Madalski, J.; Aellen, P. [7] France K002856736 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K002856668 Yes
{Jansen; Wachter} [s.n.] K002856718 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002856683 Yes
{Th. W. J. Gadella; Mennega, E.A.} [s.n.] K002856713 Yes
Reclaire, A. [s.n.] K002856716 Yes
[Biudear] [s.n.] K002856681 Yes
Thomas [s.n.] Switzerland K002856688 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002856677 Yes
Martinis, A. [392] K002856725 Yes
Hübner [s.n.] Germany K002856684 Yes
{Stapf} [s.n.] Austria K002856685 Yes
Florschütz, P.A. [612] Netherlands K002856717 Yes
[Delvosalle] [s.n.] Belgium K002856724 Yes
Verlot [s.n.] France K002856739 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856732 Yes
Arsène, F. [s.n.] France K002856740 Yes
[F. Jungoblut] [s.n.] K002856723 Yes
Kennedy, E.W. [322] Spain K002856743 Yes
[Staffner] [s.n.] K002856670 Yes
Rechinger, K.H.; Bor, N.L. [s.n.] Austria K002856687 Yes
[Durkheim] [s.n.] Greece K002856747 Yes
[F. Fethvies] [s.n.] K002856671 Yes
Probst, R. [s.n.] Switzerland K002856690 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Switzerland K002856689 Yes
{Jansen; Wachter} [s.n.] Netherlands K002856715 Yes
Kneucker, A.; Gross, L. [140] K002856678 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] France K002856734 Yes
{Lebel} [s.n.] France K002856735 Yes
Hartsen, J.F.A. [s.n.] Netherlands K002856712 Yes
Boer, A.C. [2612] K002856720 Yes
Meebold, A. [s.n.] Italy K002856742 Yes
[Zyriath] [66] Greece K002856746 Yes
[O. Lumgguth] [s.n.] Germany K002856669 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K002856679 Yes
Hübner [s.n.] Germany K002856682 Yes


  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    • Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora.
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0