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Last updated 5/6/2009 by David Giblin.
Bromus sitchensis Trin. var. aleutensis (Trin. ex Griseb.) Hultén[HC, HC2]

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Bromus aleutensis grows in sand, gravel, and disturbed soil along the Pacific coast, from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to western Washington, and on some lake shores of central British Columbia. It has also been found further east in Canada and in northern Idaho, always in disturbed sites, such as road edges.

Bromus aleutensis might represent a modified version of B. sitchensis, in which reproduction occurs at a relatively early developmental state in response to the climatic conditions of the Aleutian Islands (Hultén 1968). B. aleutensis is predominantly self-fertilizing, and B. sitchensis is predominantly outcrossing. Anther lengths close to 4.2 mm suggest that at least some plants of B. aleutensis are outcrossing (Hitchcock 1969). Bromus aleutensis intergrades with B. carinatus var. marginatus to the south."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bromus aleutensis Trin. ex Griseb.