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Aegilops speltoides (syn. Sitopsis speltoides (Tausch) Á.Löve) is an edible plant in the Poaceae family native to Southeastern Europe and Western Asia, which is often used for animal feed, and it has grown in cultivated beds. This plant is an important natural source disease resistance in wheat, and it is known or likely to be susceptible to barley mild mosaic bymovirus.

Aegilops speltoides
Aegilops speltoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Aegilops
Species: A. speltoides
Binomial name
Aegilops speltoides


External linksEdit

  • "Aegilops speltoides". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Plants For A Future: Aegilops speltoides
  • "Aegilops speltoides". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  • USDA Plants Profile: Aegilops speltoides
  • Aegilops speltoides at the Encyclopedia of Life