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This species is accepted, and its native range is Italy to NW. Turkey.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 20-40 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-5 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; lanceolate; bilateral; 1-1.5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3 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 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 13-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; (2-)3 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 13-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; gibbous; 9-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 30-50 mm long. Upper glume oblong; gibbous; 9-11 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 30-40 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 9-11 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3 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
Europe: southeastern. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Albania, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Aegilops uniaristata Vis. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Dalmat. 3: 345 (1851)

Accepted by

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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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