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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Subarctic & Temp. to Tropical Mountains.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Altay, Amur, Antipodean Is., Arizona, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Central European Rus, Chatham Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, Chita, Colorado, Congo, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil South, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Hawaii, Lesotho, Macquarie Is., South Australia, South Georgia

Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. cespitosa appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sintenis P. [7360], Turkey K000808823
Groves, H. [s.n.], Italy K000808861
s.coll. [227], Great Britain K000808865
s.coll. [s.n.] K000808863
s.coll. [s.n.], Switzerland K000808862
Holmberg, O.R. [s.n.], Sweden K000808864
Hamilton, H. [s.n.], Tasmania Deschampsia penicillata K000975161 holotype
Hamilton, H. [1416], Tasmania Deschampsia penicillata K000975163
Hamilton, H. [s.n.], Tasmania Deschampsia penicillata K000975162 Unknown type material

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0