EPPO Global Database

Taeniatherum caput-medusae(TANCR)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: TANCR
  • Preferred name: Taeniatherum caput-medusae
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Nevski

Notes

Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caucasus, Western Asia, Central Asia. Introduced in USA (western, eastern), South America (Chile), Australia (South)

WSSA list of weeds in North America. An aggressive invader of disturbed sites in western USA. USDA Noxious Weed.


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Elymus caput-medusae Linnaeus
Elymus caput-medusae subsp. crinitus (Schreber) Nyman
Elymus crinitus Schreber
Hordeum asperum (Simonkai) Degen
Hordeum caput-medusae (Linnaeus) Cosson & Durieu
Hordeum crinitum (Schreber) Desfontaines
Taeniatherum asperum (Simonkai) Nevski
Taeniatherum crinitum (Schreber) Nevski

Common names
Name Language
medusa-head English (US)
Medusa-head rye English
Medusenhaupthaargerste German
Medusenhauptstrandroggen German
millet tête de Méduse French
orge chevelue French
téniathérum tête de Méduse French
tête de Méduse French
espiga erizada Spanish
rompesacos Spanish
orzo testa di medusa Italian
cabeça-de-medusa Portuguese
medusagräs Swedish
лентоостник Russian
лентоостник длинноволосый Russian
лентоостник шероховатый Russian
kılçıkarpası Turkish
mal'enet arukkat-mal'anim Hebrew
מַלְעֶנֶת אֲרֻכַּת-מַלְעָנִים Hebrew
medúzafű Hungarian
грапав ечемик Bulgarian
дългоосилест ечемик Bulgarian
медузина глава Bulgarian
cap de medusa Catalan
маљеница Serbian
pýrovník medúzia hlava Slovak
стрічкоосник довговолосий Ukrainian
стрічкоосник шорсткий Ukrainian