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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: Hordeeae
Subtribus: Hordeinae
Genus: Hordelymus
Species: H. europaeus

Hordelymus (Jess.) Harz, Samenkunde 2: 1147 (1885)
monotypic taxon


Cuviera Koeler, Descr. Gramin.: 328 (1802), nom. illeg.
Leptothrix (Dumortier) Dumort., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 7: 66 (1868), nom. illeg.
Medusather (Griseb.) P.Candargy, Arch. Biol. Vég. Pure Appl. 1: 38 (1901), nom. superfl.


Harz, C.O. (1885) Landwirthschaftliche Samenkunde 2: 1147. Archive
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Hordelymus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Hordelymus. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7. 2013. Hordelymus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Hordelymus. Published online. Accessed: 7 Dec. 2013.

Hordelymus is a genus of European, north African, and southwest Asian plants in the grass family.[3][4]
Hordelymus europaeus

The only known species is Hordelymus europaeus, native to Europe (from Sweden + Ireland to Spain, Italy, and Russia) as well as North Africa (Algeria + Morocco) and southwestern Asia (Turkey + Caucasus).[2] Wood-barley is a common name for H. europaeus.[5]

formerly included [2]

see Taeniatherum

Hordelymus asper - Taeniatherum caput-medusae
Hordelymus caput-medusae - Taeniatherum caput-medusae


Harz, Carl (Karl) Otto 1885. Landwirthschaftliche Samenkunde 2: 1147
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
kh02kg. "RBG Kew: GrassBase - Hordelymus Description". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Altervista Flora Italiana genere Hordelymus
"Hordelymus europaeus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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