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Eremopyrum (Ledeb.) Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or. 4:26, t.319. 1851. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:332. 1959, in part; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 671. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:228. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:185. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 150. 1976: Melderis in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:200, 1980.

  • Triticum sect. Eremopyrum Ledeb.

    Annuals. Leaf-blades commonly flat. Inflorescence a dense compressed spike. Spikelets spiltary at the nodes of the fragile or rarely somewhat tough axis, distichously arranged, strongly laterally compressed, 3-6-flowered, the rhachilla disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes equal, coriaceous, becoming very hard at maturity, keeled, awnless or shortly awned; lemmas coriaceous, 5-nerved, keeled, acute or awned; palea 2-keeled, ciliate or prickly on the keels above.

    A genus of 8 species in the Mediterranean region and Southeast Europe extending eastwards to Central Asia; 3 species occur in Pakistan.

    1 Glumes acute or acuminate, but not awned   Eremopyrum bonaepartis
    + Glumes clearly awned, the awns 2-6 mm long   (2)
    2 (1) Palea-keels produced into 2 short blunt teeth with a shallow sinus between them   Eremopyrum orientale
    + Palea-keels produced into 2 awned teeth 0.5-1.5 mm long, with a deep sinus between them   Eremopyrum distans

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