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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Kriti, Turkey to Iran.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or decumbent; 10-30 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-10 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; lanceolate, or ovate; bilateral; 2.5-4 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis flattened; terminating in a sterile spikelet. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes cuneate; 2 mm long; 0.25 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; (2-)3 in number. Apical sterile spikelets barren; 1-3 in number (many-awned); 5-10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 7-11 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; (2-)3 in number. Apical sterile spikelets barren; 1-3 in number (many-awned); 5-10 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 7-11 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume obovate; 5-8 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins unequally thickened. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex truncate; awned; 3-5 -awned. Lower glume awn 20-35 mm long. Upper glume obovate; 5-8 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins parallel at apex. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex truncate; awned; 3-5 -awned. Upper glume awn 20-35 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 6-9 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex awned; 1-3 -awned. Principal lemma awn spreading; 15-35 mm long overall; limb scabrous. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. 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; ellipsoid; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a inflorescence.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern. Asia-temperate: Caucasus and western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iraq.

Native to:

East Aegean Is., Iran, Iraq, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe

Aegilops umbellulata Zhuk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trudy Prikl. Bot. 18: 447 (1928)

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.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0