Triticum parvicoccum Kislev (1979)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Likely to represent a domestic cultivar rather than a true wild species. Not included by POWO (Plants of the World Online).


Conservation Status




Balkans and Near East


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kislev, Mordechai E. (1979). Triticum parvicoccum sp. nov., the oldest naked wheat. Israel Journal of Botany 28(2): 95-107. [Abstract]


Other references:

Abbo, Shahal et al. (2014). Plant domestication versus crop evolution: a conceptual framework for cereals and grain legumes. Trends in Plant Science 19(6): 351-360.

Kandemir, Ali. (2009). The rediscovery of some taxa thought to have been extinct in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Botany 33: 113-122.

Kislev, Mordechai E. (1984). Emergence of wheat agriculture. Paleorient 10(2): 61-70.

Kislev, Mordechai E. (2009). Reconstructing the ear morphology of ancient small-grain wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. parvicoccum), pp. 235-238. In: Fairbairn, A. S. and Weiss, E. (eds.). From Foragers to Farmers. Oxbow Books.

Schultze-Motel, J. (2019). Triticum parvicoccum Kislev in Transcaucasia. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 66: 1363-1366.


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