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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Transcaucasus.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-65 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 8-17 cm long; 1.5-4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; not deciduous as a whole, or deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; linear, or moniliform; bilateral; 5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 4-6 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough, or fragile at the nodes. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; when fragile falling with spikelet alongside. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1-2 in number. Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 5-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1-2 in number.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 5-14 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; gibbous; 4.2-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex dentate; 3 -fid; mucronate; 3 -awned (mucros). Lower glume awn 17-95 mm long. Upper glume ovate; gibbous; 4.2-11 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins thickened; ribbed; parallel at apex. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex dentate; 3 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Upper glume awn 17-95 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4-11.3 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex dentate; 3 -fid; awned; (2-)3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 50-95 mm long overall. Palea 6-11.5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous; ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 3.2-4.7 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 4.5-8 mm long; hairy at apex. Disseminule comprising a rhachis internode, or inflorescence.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern and southeastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Gr Extremad 1993.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Corse, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

France

Aegilops ventricosa Tausch appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Flora 20: 108 (1837)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • 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

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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