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Blind Seed Disease

Table 2. Relative susceptibility of grass species
to Gloeotinia temulenta

SubfamilyTribeSpeciesRelative Infection

Arundinoideae Danthoneae Danthonia californica Boland none
Pooideae Aveneae Agrostis canina L. none to light
Agrostis capillaris L. [=A. tenuis Sibth.] none to heavy
Agrostis stolonifera L. [=A. alba L.;=A. palustris Huds.] none to moderate
Aira caryophyllea L. var. capillaris (Host) Mutel [=Aira elegans Willd. ex. Gaudin] none
Alopecurus aequalis Sobol. none
Alopecurus arundinaceus Poir. in Lam. none
Alopecurus pratensis L. none to light
Anthoxanthum odoratum L. none
Arrhenatherum elatius (L.) Beauv. ex J. and C. Presl none to trace
Avena fatua L. none
Avena sativa L. none
Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. none to trace
Holcus lanatus L. none to light
Phalaris aquatica L. [=Phalaris tuberosa L.] none
Phalaris arundinacea L. none
Phleum pratense L. none to light
Trisetum flavescens (L.) Beauv. none
Trisetum spicatum (L.) Richter none
Poeae Cynosurus cristatus L. none
Dactylis glomerata L. none to trace
Festuca idahoensis Elmer none to heavy
Festuca ovina L. none to heavy
Festuca rubra L. none to moderate
Festuca rubra subsp. fallax Thuill [=F. rubra L. var. commutata Gaud.] none to trace
Festuca trachyphylla (Hackel) Krajina (=F. ovina var. duriuscula (L.) Koch) light
Lolium arundinaceum (Schreber) Darbysh. (=Festuca arundinacea Schreb.;=F. elatior L.) light to heavy
Lolium giganteum (L.) Darbysh. [=Festuca gigantea (L.) Vill.] none to heavy
Lolium multiflorum Lam. heavy
Lolium perenne L. heavy
Lolium pratense (Hudson) Darbysh. [=Festuca pratensis Huds.] light
Lolium temulentum L. heavy
Lolium temulentum L. subsp. remotum (Schrank) A. and D. Löve [=Lolium remotum Schrank] heavy
Poa ampla Merr. trace to heavy
Poa arachnifera Torrey in Marcy none to heavy
Poa compressa L. heavy
Poa nemoralis L. heavy
Poa palustris L. none
Poa pratensis L. none to heavy
Poa secunda J. Presl [=P. canbyi (Scribn.) Howell] trace to heavy
Poa secunda J. Presl subsp. juncifolia (Scribner) Soreng [=P. juncifolia Scribn.;=P. nevadensis Vasey ex Scribn.] light to heavy
Poa trivialis L. none to heavy
Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmelin [=Festuca myuros L.] light to heavy
Triticoideae Bromeae Bromus arvensis L. none
Bromus carinatus Hook. and Arn. none to trace
Bromus catharticus Vahl none
Bromus commutatus Schrad. none
Bromus erectus Huds. none
Bromus hordaeceus L. [=B. mollis L.] none
Bromus inermis Leyss. none to trace
Bromus madritensis L. none
Bromus marginatus Nees in Steud. none
Bromus polyanthus Scribn. in Shear none
Bromus rigidus Roth none
Bromus rubens L. none to trace
Bromus secalinus L. none
Bromus squarosus L. none
Bromus tectorum L. none
Triticeae Aegilops cylindrica Host none
Agropyron fragile (Roth) Candargy [=A. sibiricum (Willd.) P. Beauv.;=A. fragile (Roth) Candargy subsp. sibiricum (Willd.) Melderis] none
Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn. trace
Elymus canadensis L. none
Elymus caninus (L.) L. [=Agropyron caninum (L.) Beauv.] none
Elymus elymoides (Raf.) Swezey [=Sitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J.G. Sm.] trace
Elymus glaucus Buckley light
Elymus lanceolatus (Scribn. and J.G. Sm.) Gould [=Agropyron dasystachyum (Hook.) Scribn.] trace to light
Elymus repens (L.) Gould [=Agropyron repens (L.) Beauv.;=Elytrigia repens (L.) Nevski] trace
Elymus sibiricus L. none

Elymus trachycaulus (Link)Gould ex Shinners [=Agopyrontrachycaulum (Link) Malte]

Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners subsp. subsecundus (Link) A. and D. Löve [= Agropyron subsecundum (Link) A.S. Hitchc.] none
Hordeum brachyantherum Nevski none
Hordeum bulbosum L. none
Hordeum marinum Hudson subsp. gussoneanum (Parl.) Thell. [=H. hystrix Roth] none
Hordeum murinum L. subsp. leporinum (Link) Arcang. [=Hordeum leporinum Link] none to trace

Hordeum vulgare L.

none to trace
Leymus triticoides (Buckley) Pilg. [=Elymus tritcoides Buckley] none
Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve [=Agropyron smithii Rydb.] none
Psathyrostachys juncea (Fisch.) Nevski [=Elymus junceus Fisch.] none to heavy
Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) A. Löve [=Agropyron inerme (Scribn. and J.G. Sm.) Rydb.;=Agropyron spicatum (Pursh) Scribn. and J.G. Sm.] trace to moderate
Secale cereale L. none to heavy
Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkworth and D.R. Dewey [=Agropyron intermedium (Host) P. Beauv.;=A. trichophorum (Link) Richt.; Elytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski] trace
Triticum aestivum L. none

Source: Based on data from Hardison (1962).

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