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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Balkan Peninsula to Iran.
Aegilops speltoides

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-70 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long; 2-3 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; pilose; sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; linear; straight, or arcuate; bilateral; 8-11 cm long; bearing 6-13 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough; semiterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear; 1 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-1 in number. Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-1 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; asymmetrical; 5-9 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins unequally thickened; ribbed. Lower glume apex with a unilateral tooth. Upper glume oblong; asymmetrical; 5-9 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins unequally thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume apex with a unilateral tooth; truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex truncate; awned only on distal spikelets; 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; ciliate. Ovary with a fleshy appendage below style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a inflorescence.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iran.

Doubtfully present in:

Italy

Native to:

Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe

Introduced into:

France, Italy

Aegilops speltoides Tausch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aucher-Eloy [2980], Syria K000979132 isotype

First published in Flora 20: 108 (1837)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Al-Rawi, A. (1987). Flora of Kuwait 2: 1-455. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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