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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to Iran and Turkmenistan.
Aegilops peregrina

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 9-13 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-6 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; lanceolate, or ovate; bilateral; 1-2 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-7 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2-3 in number. Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2-3 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong, or obovate; 3-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins distinct; ribbed. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex dentate; truncate; awned; 2-3 -awned. Lower glume awn 9-24 mm long. Upper glume oblong, or obovate; 3-5 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins distinct; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex dentate; 2-3 -fid; truncate; awned; 2-3 -awned. Upper glume awn 9-25 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4.5-7.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex entire, or erose; emarginate, or truncate; muticous, or awned only on distal spikelets (shortly); 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 20-120 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a inflorescence.
Distribution
Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia and Arabia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kriti, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Introduced into:

Algeria, Italy, Krym, Morocco

Aegilops peregrina (Hack.) Maire & Weiller appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Afrique N. 3: 358 (1955)

Accepted by

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 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.
  • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • von Raab-Straube, E. & Raus, T. (eds.) (2020). Euro+Med-Checklist Notulae, 12 Willdenowia 50: 305-341.

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