G.242. Triticum L. - Wheats

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence a linear raceme, bearing single spikelets along the rhachis. Spikelets 3-9-flowered. Glumes oblong to ovate, coriaceous, 5-11-nerved, 1-2-keeled, obtuse, truncate or 2-dentate, mucronate or awned. Lemmas rounded on the back, the apex similar to the glumes.

Worldwide: c. 10 - 20 species, E Mediterranean to Iran

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Triticum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triticum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triticum
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iNaturalist: Triticum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triticum
JSTOR Plant Science: Triticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triticum
Plants of the World Online: Triticum
Tropicos: Triticum
Wikipedia: Triticum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Triticum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=138, retrieved 19 June 2024

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