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This species is accepted, and its native range is Syria to Jordan.
Aegilops searsii

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 10-50 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 2-5 cm long; 1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 5-11 cm long; bearing 8-12 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; 1 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-1 in number. Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-1 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 7-8 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 6-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins distinct; ribbed. Lower glume apex dentate, or lobed; 2 -fid; muticous, or awned, or awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 3-10 mm long. Upper glume oblong; 7-8 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 6-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins distinct; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume apex dentate, or lobed; 2 -fid; muticous, or awned, or awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 3-10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 8-10 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 1-2 -fid; awned only on distal spikelets; 2 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; subterete below; 80-100 mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns arising on apex of lobes; 40-50 mm long. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a inflorescence.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Pal 1997.

Native to:

Lebanon-Syria, Palestine

Aegilops searsii Feldman & Kislev appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feldman [s.n.], Israel K000979135 isotype

First published in Feddes Repert. 91: 231 (1980)

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.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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