Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annuals. Leaves flat. Inflorescence a distichous spike. Spikelets solitary at each node of the rachis, 2–9-flowered, the uppermost usually sterile; glumes equal, papery, truncate, toothed or awned; lemma hardened, scabrous.

Due partly to a complex series of polyploids and partly to the range of published interpretations, the genus comprises 1 to as many as c. 20 species, from Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Triticum
Subordinate taxa