Aegilops geniculata

2. Aegilops geniculata Tausch (Medit.) – A very rare and much decreasing, ephemeral alien. Probably first recorded in 1854 near Aalst (without further details). Like Aegilops cylindrica it was occasionally recorded before 1950, but less frequently than the latter. Much decreasing lately and perhaps last seen near a dump in 1973 in Ampsin. Aegilops geniculata was most often seen on dumps, on wasteland or in the vicinity of the wool-processing industry in the Vesdre valley.

Aegilops geniculata, inflorescence - Drawing S.Bellanger Aegilops geniculata, spikelet - Drawing S.Bellanger

Herbarium specimen

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith