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Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta (spelt)

Synonyms: Spelta vulgaris; Triticum aestivum var. spelta; Triticum arduinii; Triticum arias; Triticum benghalense; Triticum duhamelianum; Triticum elymoides; Triticum forskalei; Triticum palmovae; Triticum rufescens; Triticum sativum subsp. spelta; Triticum spelta; Triticum spelta aestivum; Triticum spelta aristatum; Triticum spelta muticum; Triticum spelta subsp. aristatum; Triticum spelta subsp. kuckuckianum; Triticum spelta subsp. muticum; Triticum spelta var. griseoturanorecens; Triticum spelta var. ispharosubbaktiaricum; Triticum spelta var. saharae; Triticum spelta var. subbuldoji; Triticum spelta var. tashausicum; Triticum spelta var. turanoalborescens; Triticum spelta var. turanoalefeldii; Triticum spelta velutinum; Triticum speltiforme; Triticum speltoides; Triticum vulgare var. album; Triticum vulgare var. arduinii; Triticum vulgare var. coeruleum; Triticum vulgare var. duhamelianum; Triticum vulgare var. fringillarum; Triticum vulgare var. michauxii; Triticum vulgare var. rufum; Triticum vulgare var. vulpinum; Triticum zea; Zeia spelta

Wikipedia Abstract

Spelt (Triticum spelta), also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat cultivated since 5000 BCE.Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Structure [3]  Grass


Capitophorus archangelskii afghani[4]
Contarinia tritici[4]
Mayetiola destructor (hessian fly)[4]
Phytomyza nigra[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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