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Taxon: Aegilops geniculata Roth

Genus: Aegilops section: Aegilops
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 100014
Place of publication: Bot. Abh. Beobacht. 45. 1787
Comment: = Aegilops ovata auct. (non A. ovata L. = A. neglecta Req. ex Bertol.)
Name verified on: 20-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC).
Accessions: 183 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA(as Aegilops ovata)*, OR(as Aegilops ovata)*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for wheat   (for disease resistance fide Euphytica 163:8. 2008)
  • Gene sources: potential for pest resistance in wheat   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 45:343-345. 1998)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of wheat   (fide Pap AU Wagen 94-7:82. 1994)
  • Weed   (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Middle Europe: Hungary; Switzerland
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Malta; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Europe [natzd. elsewhere]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California




Check other web resources for Aegilops geniculata Roth:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
Jump to GrainGenes: A database for Triticeae and Avena

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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