About
Contact
Links
Electronic Flora of South Australia
Electronic Flora of South Australia
Census of SA Plants, Algae & Fungi
Identification tools
 

Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Triticum

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 85 (1753).

Derivation: Latin for wheat.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annuals or biennials; leaf blade flat; ligule membranous.

Inflorescence a spike, the rhachis more or less zig-zag; spikelets plano-convex, 2-5-flowered, solitary, sessile and alternate in each excavation of the spike against which they are appressed by their flattened faces (sides of the glumes and lemmas); glumes 2, persistent, several-nerved, rigid, broad, truncate-mucronate or obtuse, usually shorter than the florets; lemmas rounded on the back, many-nerved, mucronate or awned.

Distribution:  About 20 species from Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. Á. Löve (1984) Reprium Spec. nov. Regni veg. 498 restricts this genus to a single species.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


Disclaimer Copyright Disclaimer Copyright Email Contact:
State Herbarium of South Australia
Government of South Australia Government of South Australia Government of South Australia Department for Environment and Water