Genera of the Triticeae

Aegilops
Amblyopyrum
Australopyrum
Crithodium
Dasypyrum
Douglasdeweya
Elymus
Eremopyrum
Festucopsis
Heteranthelium
Hordelymus
Hordeum
Leymus
Pascopyrum
Psathyrostachys
Pseudoroegneria
Taeniatherum
Thinopyrum
Triticum


The following synopsis reflects my taxonomic preferences, but I have referred to other points of view.  Eventually the right hand column will contain representative pictures for each genus and the links on the left will take you to a more detailed discussion of the genus.  But note that word "eventually".   

Aegilops and Triticum
Two annual taxa that differ in morphology and ecology but have jointly given rise to many alloploids.  The argument for treating them as separate genera is, in my opinion, largely a matter of tradition.  Tradition is not always bad, but I have a lot of sympathy for the view that the two should be treated as a single genus.  Nevertheless, most of those engaged in research on the two taxa wish to maintain them as separate genera.  Given the amount of research involved, it seems best to defer to their judgement.

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Thinopyrum intermedium