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Alkali grass
salt grass
Puccinellia distans.jpeg
Puccinellia distans
" Weeping alkali grass "
Scientific classification

Type species
Puccinellia distans
(Jacq.) Parl.[1]

Puccinellia is a genus of plants in the grass family, known as alkali grass or salt grass.[4][5][3][6][7]

These grasses grow in wet environments, often in saline or alkaline conditions. They are native to temperate to Arctic regions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.[8]

Selected species[edit]

Puccinellia agrostidea Sorensen Bent alkali grass or Tundra alkali grass
Puccinellia ambigua Sorensen - Alberta alkali grass
Puccinellia americana Sorensen - American alkali grass
Puccinellia andersonii Swallen - Anderson's alkali grass
Puccinellia angustata (R.Br.) Rand & Redf. - Narrow alkali grass
Puccinellia arctica (Hook.) Fern. & Weath. - Arctic alkali grass
Puccinellia bruggemannii Sorensen - Prince Patrick alkali grass
Puccinellia convoluta (Hornem.) Hayek -
Puccinellia coreensis Honda - Korean alkaligrass[9]
Puccinellia deschampsioides Sorensen - Polar alkali grass
Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl. - Spreading alkali grass, Weeping alkali grass or Reflexed saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia fasciculata (Torr.) E.P.Bicknell - Torrey alkali grass or Borrer's saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia fernaldii (A.Hitchc.) E.G.Voss = Torreyochloa pallida var. fernaldii
Puccinellia festuciformis (Host) Parl. -
Puccinellia groenlandica Sorensen - Greenland alkali grass
Puccinellia howellii J.I.Davis - Howell's alkali grass
Puccinellia hultenii Swallen - Hulten's alkali grass
Puccinellia interior Sorensen - Interior alkali grass
Puccinellia kamtschatica Holmb. - Alaska alkali grass
Puccinellia kurilensis (Takeda) Honda - Dwarf alkali grass
Puccinellia langeana (Berlin) T.J.Sorensen ex Hultén -
Puccinellia laurentiana Fern. & Weath. - Tracadigash Mountain alkali grass
Puccinellia lemmonii (Vasey) Scribn. - Lemmon's alkali grass
Puccinellia limosa (Schur) Holmb. -
Puccinellia lucida Fern. & Weath. - Shining alkali grass
Puccinellia macquariensis (Cheeseman) Allan & Jansen
Puccinellia macra Fern. & Weath. - Bonaventure Island alkali grass
Puccinellia maritima (Huds.) Parl. - Seaside alkali grass or Common saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia nutkaensis (J.Presl) Fern. & Weath. - Nootka alkali grass
Puccinellia nuttalliana (J.A.Schultes) A.S.Hitchc. - Nuttall's alkali grass
Puccinellia parishii A.S.Hitchc. - Bog alkali grass or Parish's alkali grass
Puccinellia perlaxa (N.G.Walsh) N.G.Walsh & A.R.Williams - Plains Saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia phryganodes (Trin.) Scribn. & Merr. - Creeping alkali grass
Puccinellia poacea Sorensen - Floodplain alkali grass
Puccinellia porsildii Sorensen - Porsild's alkali grass
Puccinellia pumila (Vasey) A.S.Hitchc. - Dwarf alkali grass
Puccinellia pungens (Pau) Paunero -
Puccinellia rosenkrantzii Sorensen - Rosenkrantz's alkali grass
Puccinellia rupestris (With.) Fern. & Weath. - British alkali grass or Stiff saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia simplex Scribn. - California alkali grass
Puccinellia stricta (Hook.f.) C.Blom - Australian Saltmarsh-grass
Puccinellia sublaevis (Holmb.) Tzvelev - Smooth alkali grass
Puccinellia tenella Holmb. ex Porsild - Tundra alkali grass
Puccinellia tenuiflora (Griesb.) Scribn. & Merr. -
Puccinellia vaginata (Lange) Fern. & Weath. - Sheathed alkali grass
Puccinellia vahliana (Liebm.) Scribn. & Merr. - Vahl's alkali grass
Puccinellia wrightii (Scribn. & Merr.) Tzvelev - Wright's alkali grass

List sources :[10][11]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Puccinellia Parl.
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b Flora of China 碱茅属 jian mao shu Puccinellia Parlatore, Fl. Ital. 1: 366. 1848.
  4. ^ Parlatore, Filippo. 1848. Flora italiana; ossia, Descrizione delle piante che crescono spontanee o vegetano come tali in Italia e nelle isole ad essa aggiacenti 1: 366-371 descriptions in Latin, commentary in Italian
  5. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana genere Puccinellia includes photos and distribution maps for several species
  6. ^ Flora of Pakistan
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  8. ^ Williams, A.R., Weiller, C.M. & Walsh, N.G., Puccinellia, Flora of Australia Vol.44A, pp.266-274, ABRS/CSIRO, Melbourne, 2009.
  9. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 596. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
  10. ^ "Database query for Puccinellia Parl. (Genus)". SysTax. Universität Ulm, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. March 17, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  11. ^ "Species of the Genus Puccinellia". British Towns and Villages Network - an encyclopaedia of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. August 4, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2009.