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This species is accepted, and its native range is Greece to W. Turkey.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 15-40 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or involute; 1-6 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; linear; smoothly terete; bilateral; 3-7 cm long; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis semiterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear; 9-11 mm long; 1 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2(-3) in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-11 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2(-3) in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-11 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 8-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex with a unilateral tooth, or dentate; 2 -fid; awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 3-12 mm long. Upper glume oblong; 8-11 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins parallel at apex. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex with a unilateral tooth, or dentate; 2 -fid; awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 3-12 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 9-11 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2-3 -fid. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; ciliate. Ovary with a fleshy appendage below style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a inflorescence.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iraq.

Native to:

Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe

Introduced into:

Morocco, Transcaucasus

Aegilops comosa Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.] K000979117 isotype
Heldreich, T.H.H. [606], Greece K000979118

First published in J.Sibthorp & J.E.Smith, Fl. Graec. Prodr. 1: 72 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Hand, R. (ed.) (2015). Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus VIII Willdenowia 45: 245-259.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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