Wheat Species

Name Brief Description Image
Triticum aestivum   A hexaploid species which is largely grown all over the world.

Triticum monoccocum   A diploid species species with wild and cultivated varients. One of the earliest cultivated but rarely planted today

Triticum. turgidum dicoccon   A tetraploid species, with wild and cultivated varients. Cultivated in ancient times but no longer in widespread usage.

Triticum. turgidum durum   The only tetraploid species of wheat widely used today.

Triticum. turgidum polonicum   A tetraploid species grown in small quantities that is extensively marketed. Originally from the Middle East

Triticum. Spelta   Another hexaploid species cultivated in limited quantities.

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