Caryopsis morphology and classification in the Triticeae (Pooideae: Poaceae)

Edward E. Terrell, Paul M. Peterson
1993 Smithsonian Contributions to Botany  
Caryopsis Morphology and Classification in the Triticeae (Pooideae: Poaceae). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 83, 25 pages, 12 figures, 3 tables, 1993. Detailed descriptions and drawings of caryopses are presented for 35 species representing 18 genera in the Triticeae. We studied the morphological variation in non-embryo characters involving the length, shape, compression, lateral ridges, sulcus development, coronas, and apical hairs of the caryopsis. Based on shared characters of
more » ... red characters of the caryopses, we recognize three groups of genera as two major subtribes and one monogeneric subtribe. The Hordeinae includes Agropyron,
doi:10.5479/si.0081024x.83 fatcat:z36bbmh6qrgexgo4s5uh6cvfqq