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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Turkey to Arabian Peninsula.
Aegilops vavilovii

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; robust; 30-75 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 4-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; not deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; moniliform; smoothly terete; bilateral; 10-15 cm long; bearing 7-10 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; semiterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; falling with spikelet alongside. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-2 in number. Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 8-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets absent, or rudimentary; 0-2 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 8-15 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; asymmetrical; 7-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-10 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins unequally thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex dentate; 2-3 -fid; truncate; awned, or awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn terminal (on adaxial lobe); 10-25 mm long. Upper glume ovate; asymmetrical; 7-10 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-10 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins unequally thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex dentate; 2-3 -fid; truncate; awned, or awned only on distal spikelets; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn terminal (on adaxial lobe); 10-25 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex dentate; 3 -fid; with outer lobes shorter; truncate; awned; 1 -awned, or 2 -awned. Principal lemma awn flat below; 50-80 mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns arising on apex of lobes. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. 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 rhachis internode.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: western Asia and Arabia.
Reference
Triticeae. TAC 1997.

Native to:

Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Aegilops vavilovii (Zhuk.) Chennav. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Horti Gothob. 23: 167 (1960)

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.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Mouterde, P. (1966). Nouvelle Flore du Liban et de la Syrie 1(Texte): 1-563. Éditions de l'imprimerie Catholique, Beyrouth.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

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