Genus:
Alopecurus L.

Alopecurus aequalis Sobol.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Northern Hemisphere to Andes. It is used as a medicine and for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2500–4500 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Cundinamarca.
Habit
Herb.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: native grassland, artificial - terrestrial.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual, or perennial; short-lived. Culms decumbent; 10-35 cm long; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-5 mm long. Leaf-blades 2-10 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 1-5 cm long; 0.3-0.6 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with evident branchlets on axis. Panicle axis with rounded ribs. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes connate along margins below; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume oblong; 2-2.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 2-2.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex obtuse; muticous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 4 -veined. Lemma margins connate below. Lemma apex truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.35-0.45 way up back of lemma; 1-1.5 mm long overall; not or scarcely exserted from spikelet. Palea absent or minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 1-1.3 mm long. Stigmas protogynous; terminally exserted; pubescent. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a spikelet.
Distribution
Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet far east, Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, western Asia, China, Mongolia, and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand. North America: Subarctic, western Canada, eastern Canada, northwest USA, north-central USA, northeast USA, southwest USA, and south-central USA. South America: Mesoamericana, northern South America, western South America, and southern South America.
Reference
Aveneae. CEH.
Diagnostic
Glumes connate only at base.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 500 - 1000 m.; Valle del Cauca. Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2500 - 4500 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tennessee, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, South Australia, Victoria

Alopecurus aequalis Sobol. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000913463 Yes
Turner, D. [s.n.] K000913466 Yes
Macoun, J. [1794], British Columbia K000913550 Yes
Turner, D. [s.n.] K000913465 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000913549 Yes
Gross, L. [208], Germany K000913467 Yes
Cope, T.A. [RBG 567], Great Britain K000914649 Yes
Rubtzoff, P. [1821], California K000913548 isotype Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000913464 Yes

First published in Fl. Petrop.: 16 (1799)

Accepted by

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  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
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Kew Backbone Distributions

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