Hordeum murinum L.

Common name

English: False barley

German: Mäuse-Gerste

Portuguese: Cevada-dos-ratos


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Hordeum (1)

           Epithet: murinum L. (1)

Synonyms: Critesion murinum (L.) Á.Löve, Hordeum boreale Gand., Hordeum coleophorum Phil., Hordeum delphicum Gand.

boreale => northern

delphicum => from Delphi, Greece

murinum => of mice, mouse-gray, like a mouse


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

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