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Wheat

Scientific Name
Triticum aestivum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, 1753
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Disseminule: Seed(s)

Description

Seed Colour: Brown Light to Straw Coloured

Seed Length: 4 - 7mm

Seed Sculpture: Rugose, Divided with central groove

Seed Shape: Oblong

The seeds are oval to obling in shape, with usually two per spikelet, and have a central groove on the ventral surface and a terminal tuft of hairs. The endosperm is starchy and glutinous, surrounding the basal dorsal embryo.

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Author
Ken Walker and Clare McLellan
Created
05/09/2011 04:38 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:11 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker and Clare McLellan (2011) Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:11:29 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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