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This species is accepted, and its native range is Israel.
Aegilops sharonensis

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 40-100 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 10-20 cm long; 4-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; not deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 7-13 cm long; bearing 7-15 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; falling with spikelet above. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1-2 in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 8-13 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1-2 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 8-13 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 6-7 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 6-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid. Upper glume oblong; 6-7 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 6-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned, or awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 30-80 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 rhachis internode.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Pal 1997.

Native to:

Palestine

Aegilops sharonensis Eig appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zohary [s.n.], Palestine K000979134
Zohary [s.n.], Palestine K000979133

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 10: 489 (1928)

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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