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Bromus bromoideus


Wikipedia Abstract

Bromus bromoideus (Brome of the Ardennes) is an alleged species of grass in the genus Bromus. Genetic studies point out that it rather should be regarded as a variant of B. secalinus. It was found in the calcareous meadows of the provinces of Liege and Luxembourg in Belgium, notably around the towns of Rochefort, Beauraing and Comblain-au-Pont, where it was first discovered in 1821. It was thought to be extinct since the 1930s until preserved seeds were rediscovered in collections of the Belgian National Botanic Garden by English botanist David Aplin and as a result of the publicity, seeds in other locations came to light in 2005.
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Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Bromus bromoideus


Allergen Potential [1]  High
Structure [2]  Grass

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Netherlands (S. Limburg), S. Belgium, Luxembourgh, N. France (near Givet);

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
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