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

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-90 cm long. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades 5-10 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy adaxially; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins glabrous, or tuberculate-ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 15-18 cm long; bearing 10-20 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes (tardily); semiterete; glabrous on surface, or pubescent on surface; scaberulous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear; 10-17 mm long; falling with spikelet above. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 8-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Basal sterile spikelets absent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 8-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes collateral; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 5-7 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pilose. Lower glume apex entire; emarginate, or truncate. Upper glume oblong; 5-7 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed; divergent at apex. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pilose. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 7-10 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy all along, or above. Lemma apex emarginate, or obtuse; muticous. 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; oblong; sulcate on hilar side; hairy at apex. Embryo 0.5-0.66 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis. Disseminule comprising a rhachis internode.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Caucasus and western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iran.

Native to:

Transcaucasus, Turkey

Aegilops mutica Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sintenis, P [4352], Turkey K000782863
Balls, S.K. [1381], Turkey K000782867
Bornmüller, J. [1732], Turkey K000979185
Sintenis, P [4352], Turkey K000782864
Aucher-Eloy [2977], Turkey K000979184
Jan 1, 1961 Hennipman, E. [1973], Turkey Amblyopyrum muticum K000782854
Jan 1, 1961 Davis [D31016], Turkey Amblyopyrum muticum K000782860
s.coll [7-1-4-A], Turkey Amblyopyrum muticum K000782853
Davis [18653], Turkey Amblyopyrum muticum K000782857
s.coll [7-1-4-B], Turkey Amblyopyrum muticum K000782862

First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 5: 73 (1844)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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