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Product: Wheat

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   Wheat belongs to the category Food crops
   and originated in Middle East

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WHEAT

Triticum aestivum L. (Poaceae).

Given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; the type specimen was grown in George Clifford's garden in Holland.

Known only from cultivation, it is derived from wild wheats of the Middle East.

Life form: annual grass.

Parts used: seed used as grain.

Ploidy level: hexaploid.

  

Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Triticum aestivum L. - Bread Wheat)