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Hordeum murinum

Basic information
Scientific name Hordeum murinum

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Common names Wall barley grass, Wild Barley, Waybent
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Crop field, some kind of farm area, grassland, urban area, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Date Recorded in Yokohama around 1870.
Route Accidental: Vector unknown.
Impact Competition with native species and crop plants. Host of insects and fungi.
Affected organism: Native and crop plants.
Regulation in Japan Import of Hordeum plants from the areas with Mayetiola destructor is prohibited by the Plant Protection Act of Japan.
Introduced range in other countries Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and Latin America
Reference Notes
  • Hokkaido (2011) Hokkaido Blue List (Accessed on 2011-11-08) (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • The Plant Protection Act. (Accessed on 2011-11-08) (in Jpn)
  • etc.
Sometimes used as a genetic resource for breed improvement of barley.