Triticum timopheevii

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Timopheev's wheat
Triticum timopheevii (Zhuk.) Zhuk. - Timopheev's wheat - TRTI - Tracey Slotta @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Triticum
Species: T. timopheevii
Binomial name
Triticum timopheevii
Zhuk.

Timopheev's Wheat (Triticum timopheevii, also called Zanduri Wheat) is a tetraploid wheat that has both cultivated and wild forms. The domesticated form is restricted to western Georgia, while the wild form (formerly categorized as T. araticum Jakubz.) can be found across south-eastern Turkey, north Iraq, west Iran and Transcaucasia.

Timopheev's wheat is believed to have evolved in isolation from the more common Triticum turgidum, and hybrids between T. timopheevii and T. turgidum are reportedly sterile with "a considerable amount of chromosomal irregularities in meiosis".

References[edit]

  • Daniel Zohary and Maria Hopf, Domestication of plants in the Old World, third edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 58f.


caucasia Azerbaijan and Naxchevan