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Secale L., Sp. Pl. 1: 84. 1753.


Secale cereale

Credit: CC Hsu, 1975 Taiwan Grasses

Annual or perennial. Raceme oblong to linear, with single spikelets on fragile rhachis. Spikelets 2-flowered plus short rhachilla extension; glumes linear, membranous, 1-nerved, sharply keeled to the base, acuminate or awned; lemmas sharply keeled, pectinate spinulose on the keel, tapering to an awn.

Species 4. Eastern Europe to central Asia; also spain and South Africa.

Sandy soils and dry hillsides. S. cereale is grown as a cereal in most temperate regions.

Lower Taxon


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