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Common name

English: Durum wheat

German: Hartweizen


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Triticum (2)

            Epithet: turgidum L. (1)

              Subspecies: durum (Desf.) Husn.

Synonyms: Gigachilon aethiopicum (Jakubz.) Á.Löve, Triticum abyssinicum Flaksb., Triticum accessorium Flaksb., Triticum aethiopicum Jakubz., Triticum alatum Peterm., Triticum bauhinii Lag., Triticum brachystachys Lag., Triticum brachystachyum Lag., Triticum candidissimum Ard., Triticum candissimum Bayle-Bar., Triticum caucasicum Flaksb.

aethiopicum => of Ethiopian origin

alatum => winged, with wings

bauhinii => in honor of Caspar Bauhin (1560–1624) Swiss anatomist, physician and botanist

durum => hard, hardy

turgidum => swollen, with swollen spikelets


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Triticum turgidum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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