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Phleum alpinum

Phleum alpinum (*)

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Phleinae
Genus: Phleum
Species: Phleum alpinum

Phleum alpinum L.

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 59. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Phleum alpinum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
dansk: Fjeld-Rottehale
Deutsch: Alpen-Lieschgras
English: Alpine Catstail or Alpine Timothy
suomi: Pohjantähkiö
עברית: איטן האלפים
íslenska: Fjallafoxgras
polski: Tymotka alpejska

Phleum alpinum is a species of grass known by the common names alpine cat's-tail,[1] alpine timothy[2] and mountain timothy.[3]


Phleum alpinum has a circumboreal distribution, inhabiting northern areas of the Northern Hemisphere, as well as extending down through the Americas to southern South America. It can be found on islands in the subantarctic region such as South Georgia Island, on which it is one of the most common plant species.[4]
Phleum alpinum, clumps at 11,000 ft (3,400 m) in the Sierra Nevada USA

Phleum alpinum is a perennial bunchgrass forming loose clumps 20 to 60 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a cylindrical to oval mass of spikelets up to 6 centimeters long and 1.2 wide.

BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Phleum alpinum". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
Cathy Rose, Stephen Ingram (2015). Rock Creek Wildflowers. California Native Plant Society Press.
Callaghan, T. V. and M. C. Lewis. (1971). The growth of Phleum alpinum L. in contrasting habitats at a sub-Antarctic station. New Phytologist 70:6 1143-54. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.1971.tb04596.x

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