Definition of Genus triticum
1. Noun. Annual cereal grasses from Mediterranean area; widely cultivated in temperate regions.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Wheat
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Triticum
Literary usage of Genus triticum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"CULTIVATED WHEATS (genus triticum). 1. Characters of the Genus. — The inflorescences or 'ears' are spike-like, with two rows of sessile spikelets placed ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"The genus Triticum is known by possessing solitary spikelets, with the glumes 2-valved .... For the bent and most practical information c. genus Triticum, ..."
3. Civic and Economic Biology by William Henry Atwood (1922)
"there are several wild grasses which belong to the genus Triticum, ... When we consider the large number of species and varieties within the genus Triticum, ..."
4. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"The Wheat Genus (Triticum L.).—The plants of this genus are all annuals. The commonly cultivated species have apparently been so changed from the wild type ..."