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Taxon: Aegilops tauschii Coss.

Genus: Aegilops
Section: Vertebrata
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Triticinae
Nomen number: 1550
Place of publication: Notes pl. crit. 69. 1850 ("1849")
Link to protologue:
  • • = Aegilops squarrosa auct. (non A. squarrosa L. = A. triuncialis var. triuncialis)
  • • valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 18-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 2 available) in Nordic Baltic Genebanks

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • rough-spike hard grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Tausch's goat grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • kurzgranniges Bartgras  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - German
  • aytzagn tztzamagh  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - Transliterated Armenian
  • agaida  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - Transliterated Kurdish

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey (e.)
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan (s.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Henan Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Jammu and Kashmir] Pakistan

    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine [Krym]


    Northern America
    • United States (s.w.)


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Check other web resources for Aegilops tauschii Coss. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2023. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.nordic-baltic-genebanks.org/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1550. Accessed 25 March 2023.