Durum Wheat

Durum Wheat

Scientific name: Triticum durum Desf.








Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)


Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae
Genus Triticum
Species T. durum


It is  also known as pasta wheat or macaroni wheat. It is a tetraploid species of wheat, the second most cultivated species of wheat after common wheat. Durum wheat was developed by artificial selection of the domesticated emmer wheat strains. Like emmer, durum wheat is awned, and predominantly grown in the Middle East.

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