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Downy Alpine Oatgrass
Avenula pubescens[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Aveneae
Genus: Avenula
(Dumort.) Dumort.
Binomial name
Avenula pubescens
  • Trisetum sect. Avenula Dumort.[3][4]
  • Helictotrichon sect. Avenula (Dumort.) Tzvelev[5]
  • Avena pubescens Huds.
  • Trisetum pubescens (Huds.) Roem. & Schult.
  • Avenastrum pubescens (Huds.) Opiz
  • Heuffelia pubescens (Huds.) Schur
  • Arrhenatherum pubescens (Huds.) Samp.
  • Helictotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Pilg.
  • Avenochloa pubescens (Huds.) Holub
  • Homalotrichon pubescens (Huds.) Banfi
  • Neoholubia pubescens (Huds.) Tzvelev
  • Avena sesquitertia L.
  • Avena amethystina DC.
  • Avena alopecuros Roth
  • Avena carpatica Host
  • Trisetum sesquitertium (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Trisetaria carpatica (Host) Baumg.
  • Trisetaria sesquitertia (L.) Baumg.
  • Trisetum alopecuros (Roth) Roem. & Schult.
  • Trisetum carpaticum (Host) Roem. & Schult.
  • Avena lucida Bertol.
  • Avena glabra K.Koch
  • Avena baumgartenii Steud.
  • Avena hugeninii De Not. ex Steud.
  • Avena versicolor Baumg. ex Steud.
  • Avena hirtifolia Boiss.
  • Avena laevigata Schur
  • Avena pseudolucida Schur
  • Heuffelia laevigata (Schur) Schur
  • Heuffelia lucida (Bertol.) Schur
  • Avena balloniana Kirschl.
  • Avenastrum sesquitertium (L.) Fritsch
  • Avena insubrica (Asch. & Graebn.) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.
  • Trisetum bornmuelleri Domin
  • Avenastrum insubricum (Asch. & Graebn.) Fritsch
  • Avenastrum laevigatum (Schur) Domin
  • Helictotrichon laevigatum (Schur) Potztal
  • Trisetaria bornmuelleri (Domin) H.Scholz

Avenula is a genus of Eurasian plants in the grass family.[6][7]


Over 100 names have been proposed for species, subspecies, varieties, and other infraspecific taxa within Avenula, but only one species is accepted. The others names are all regarded as synonyms of other accepted names. The only recognized species in the genus is Avenula pubescens, native to Europe and Asia from Iceland and Portugal to Xinjiang, Mongolia, and Siberia. It is also naturalized in scattered locations in North America.[8][9][10][11]

formerly included[4]

Other genera containing species once included in Avenula: Helictochloa Helictotrichon Tricholemma

See also


  1. ^ 1885 illustration from Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany
  2. ^ DumortAvenula sect. TrisetumTropicos,
  3. ^ Dumortier, Barthélemy Charles Joseph . 1824. Observations sur les Graminées de la Flore Belgique 122 in Latin
  4. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Tzvelev, Nikolai Nikolaievich. 1968. Rasteniia Tsental'noi Azii 4: 104
  6. ^ Dumortier, Barthélemy Charles Joseph. 1868. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Belgique 7(1): 68 in Latin
  7. ^ (Dumort.) Dumort.AvenulaTropicos,
  8. ^ Röser, M., E. Döring, G. Winterfeld & J. Schneider. 2009. Generic realignments in the grass tribe Aveneae (Poaceae). Schlechtendalia 19: 27–38
  9. ^ Valdes, B. & H. Scholz. 2006. The Euro+Med treatment of Gramineae - a generic synopsis and some new names. Willdenowia 36(2): 657–669.
  10. ^ (Huds.) DumortAvenula pubescensAltervista Flora Italiana, Avena pubescente , Downy Alpine Oatgrass,
  11. ^ (Hudson) Pilger, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 45: 6. 1938.Helictotrichon pubescens mao zhou yi yan mai, 毛轴异燕麦Flora of China, Vol. 22 Page 318
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