Ventenata

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Ventenata
Ventenata dubia.jpg
Ventenata dubia[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Ventenata
Koeler
Type species
Ventenata avenacea
(syn of V. dubia)[2]
Koeler
Synonyms[2]
  • Malya Opiz
  • Heteranthus Borkh., rejected name
  • Heterochaeta Besser not DC. 1836 (Asteraceae)
  • Gaudinopsis (Boiss.) Eig
  • Pilgerochloa Eig

Ventenata is a genus of plants in the grass family, native to Europe, North Africa, and central + southwest Asia.[3][4] One species, Ventenata dubia, is considered an invasive weed in many places.[5][6][7][8]

Species[2]
  1. Ventenata blanchei Boiss. - Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Israel
  2. Ventenata dubia (Leers) Coss. & Durieu - central Europe, Mediterranean, Ukraine, southern European Russia, Caucasus, Turkey, Kazakhstan; naturalized in parts of North America[9]
  3. Ventenata eigiana (H.Scholz & Raus) Dogan - Turkey
  4. Ventenata huber-morathii (Dogan) D.Heller - Turkey
  5. Ventenata macra (Steven) Balansa ex Boiss. - Greece, Crimea, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Caucasus, Cyprus
  6. Ventenata quercetorum Boiss. & Bal. - Turkey
  7. Ventenata sorgerae (Dogan) D.Heller - Turkey
  8. Ventenata subenervis Boiss. & Balansa - Turkey, islands of Eastern Aegean

References[edit]

  1. ^ image from http://www.illustratedgarden.org/mobot/rarebooks/page.asp?relation=QK495F19H671801V2&identifier=0187 Icones et descriptiones Graminum austriacorum Click to view this book Author: Host, Nikolaus Thomas Publisher: Vindobonae : A. Schmidt, 1801-1809.
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Koeler, Georg Ludwig. 1802. Descriptio Graminum in Gallia et Germania 272
  4. ^ Tropicos, Ventenata Koeler
  5. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment: V. dubia
  6. ^ Grass Manual Treatment: V. dubia
  7. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  8. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana genere Ventenata
  9. ^ Biota of North America 2013 county distribution map