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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Ventenatinae
Genus: Ventenata
Species: V. blanchei – V. dubia – V. eigiana – V. huber-morathii – V. macra – V. quercetorum – V. sorgerae – V. subenervis
V. dubia - V. eigiana - V. huber-morathii -

Name

Ventenata Köhlerer, Descr. Gramin.: 272 (1802), nom. cons.
Type species: Ventenata dubia (Leers) Coss. & Durieu, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., IV, 4: 252 (1856)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Heteranthus Borkh., Botaniker 16-18: 71 (1796), nom. rej.
Heterochaeta Besser in J.A.Schultes & J.H.Schultes, Mant. 3: 526 (1827), nom. superfl.
Malya Opiz, Seznam: 62 (1852), nom. superfl.
Gaudiniopsis (Boiss.) Eig, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 26: 74 (1929)
Pilgerochloa Eig, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 26: 71 (1929)

References

Köhlerer, G.L. (1802) Descriptio Graminum in Gallia et Germania 272.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Ventenata in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Ventenata. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
Tropicos.org 2013. Ventenata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Ventenata. Published online. Accessed: 17 Dec. 2013.

Vernacular names
čeština: Ovsiřík
English: North Africa or Wire Grass

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[1]

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

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
image from http://www.illustratedgarden.org/ Icones et descriptiones Graminum austriacorum Click to view this book Author: Host, Nikolaus Thomas Publisher: Vindobonae : A. Schmidt, 1801-1809.
Koeler, Georg Ludwig. 1802. Descriptio Graminum in Gallia et Germania 272
Tropicos, Ventenata Koeler
Jepson Manual Treatment: V. dubia
"Grass Manual Treatment: V. dubia". Archived from the original on 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Altervista Flora Italiana genere Ventenata
Biota of North America 2013 county distribution map

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