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Taxon: Triticum aestivum L. subsp. sphaerococcum (Percival) Mac Key

Genus: Triticum
Section: Triticum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Triticinae
Nomen number: 406904
Place of publication: Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 48:586. 1954
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or T. aestivum Sphaerococcum Group]
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Feb-2018
Species priority site is: National Small Grains Collection (NSGC)
Accessions: 12 (9 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Indian dwarf wheat  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • shot wheat  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • indischer Kugelweizen  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • indischer Zwergweizen  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • trigo indio  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: cereal (fide L Edible Pl, as T. sphaerococcum); cereal (fide L Edible Pl, as T. sphaerococcum)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)


  1. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  2. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Triticum aestivum L. subsp. sphaerococcum (Percival) Mac Key :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2021. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://grinczech.vurv.cz/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=406904. Accessed 3 August 2021.