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Taxon: Triticum turgidum L. subsp. dicoccon (Schrank) Thell.

Genus: Triticum section: Dicoccoidea
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 314587
Place of publication: Naturwiss. Wochenschr. ser. 2, 17(33):470. 1918 Aug "dicoccum (Schrank)" (Mitt. Naturwiss. Ges. Winterthur 12:146. 1918 Nov)
  • or T. turgidum Dicoccon Group
  • Thellung's citation "dicoccum (Schrank)" is an indirect reference to the basionym T. dicoccon Schrank (Melbourne ICN Art. 41.3), the spelling of which is adopted under Melbourne ICN Art. 61
Name verified on: 11-Dec-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC).
Accessions: 632 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘WHEAT’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Human food: starch   (fide Cornucopia, as T. dicoccon)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of emmer wheat   (fide Harlan et al. 312. 1973, as Triticum dicoccon)

Distributional range:

  • only cultivated



Check other web resources for Triticum turgidum L. subsp. dicoccon (Schrank) Thell.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops


  • 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: (26 November 2015)

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