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: 1 taxon.

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aestivum L.C,E

Other sources of information about Triticum:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Triticum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triticum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triticum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Triticum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triticum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Triticum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Triticum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=138, retrieved 19 April 2019

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