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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Aegilops

Aegilops tauschii Coss., Not. Pl. Nouv. Crit. Esp. 2:69. 1849. Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 654. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:188. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:195. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 157. 1976.

  • Aegilops squarrosa auct. non Linn.
  • Triticum aegilops auct. non P. Beauv.; Hook.f.
  • Triticum tauschii (Coss.) Schmalh.

    Culms often densely tufted, 18-30(-60) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades glabrous or sparsely hairy, up to 17 cm long, 2-6 mm wide. Spikes 5-10 cm long (excluding the awns), cylindrical, with 0(-2) vestigial spikelets at the base rhachis breaking up at maturity. Fertile spikelets 5-13; glumes of lateral spikelets 5-7.5 mm long, truncate, with a short, very blunt tooth on the upper margin; awns of terminal spikelet shorter than the spike.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-July

    Type: “Iberia”, Buxbaum..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Turkey eastwards throughout the Middle East to Kashmir and southern USSR (Central Asia).

    1300-2700 m.


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