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Elytrigia repens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Elytrigia

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Elytrigia is a genus of about 20–40 species of grasses, native to temperate regions of the Old World, in Europe, Asia, and northwest Africa. The species are sometimes included in the related genera Agropyron or Elymus, while species in the genera Pascopyrum and Pseudoroegneria are included in Elytrigia by some authors.[1][2][3] The genus name has also been spelled Elytrigium.[4]

Selected species


  1. ^ a b Germplasm Resources Information Network: Elytrigia
  2. ^ a b Flora of NW Europe: Elytrigia
  3. ^ a b Flora of China: Elytrigia
  4. ^ George Bentham (1882), "Notes on Gramineae", The Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany., 19: 14–134  p. 130