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Wheat Taxonomy

Wheat Taxonomy

Classification of Triticum according to van Slageren 1994, with nomenclatural corrections.

The van Slageren [reference] Triticum classification follows Mac Key (1988) with the exception of several name and ranking changes (see table below).

Triticum L.

Section Monococca Flaksb.
Triticum monococcum L.
subsp. monococcum
subsp. aegilopoides (Link) Thell.
Triticum urartu Tumanian ex Gandilyan
Section Dicoccoidea Flaksb.
Triticum turgidum
subsp. turgidum
subsp. carthlicum (Nevski in Kom.) Á.Löve & D.Löve
subsp. dicoccum (Schrank ex Schübler) Thell.
subsp. durum (Desf.) Husnot
subsp. paleocolchicum (Menabde) Á.Löve & D.Löve
subsp. polonicum (L.) Thell.
subsp. turanicum (Jakubz.) Á.Löve & D.Löve
subsp. dicoccoides (Körn. ex Asch. & Graebner) Thell.
Triticum timopheevii (Zhuk.) Zhuk.
subsp. timopheevii
subsp. armeniacum (Jakubz.) MacKey
Section Triticum
Triticum aestivum L.
subsp. aestivum
subsp. compactum (Host) MacKey
subsp. macha (Dekapr. & Menabde) MacKey
subsp. spelta (L.) Thell.
subsp. sphaerococcum (Percival) MacKey
Triticum zhukovskyi Menabde & Ericzjan

Name and ranking changes between Mac Key (1988) and van Slageren (1994).

Mac Key (1988) van Slageren (1994)
T. monococcum subsp. boeoticum T. monococcum subsp. aegilopoides
T. turgidum subsp. turgidum
convar. durum T. turgidum subsp. durum
convar. turanicum T. turgidum subsp. turanicum
convar. polonicum T. turgidum subsp. polonicum
T. turgidum subsp. georgicum T. turgidum subsp. paleocolchicum