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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Triticeae — barley and related cereals.


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From Latin hordeum.


  • The most common crop plant in the samples is the hulled barley (Hordeum vulgare var vulgare).

    Macrobotany « Interactive Dig Sagalassos – City in the Clouds

  • In drier areas and on the well drained ridges are associations of Hordeum maritimum with Lolium multiflorum and Daucus carota or Nerium oleander and Ziziphus lotus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • As the hypsometric level increases, high ephemeroid grasses such as Elytrigia trichophora, Hordeum bulbosum begin to dominate the plant communities.

    Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe

  • Valleys and lowlands with higher amounts of water available to vegetation host species of sedges (Eleocharis), rushes (Juncus), grasses (Agrostis, Hordeum, Polypogon) and in saline areas species of halphytic species (Distichlis, Nitrophila, Puccinellina).

    Patagonian steppe

  • Dominant species on solonets soil are: Galatella punctata, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Agropyrum repens, Hordeum brevisubulatum, and others.

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • Other characteristic species include: Alopecurus ventricosus, Hordeum brevisubulatum, Agropyrum repens, Puccinelia distans, Saussurea amora, and Aster tripolium.

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • The bottom of the valleys and plains are dominated by cebada silvestre (Hordeum comosum), with Alopecurus antarticus, Phleum conmutatus, Poa pratensis, Agrosti sp ..

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Other grasses include Poa atropidiformis, Trisetum sp., and Hordeum comosum.

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Barley, Hordeum vulgare, may have been the first cereal to be domesticated in the grasslands of southwest Asia, where it grew alongside wheat.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The clumps sheltered goats, sheep, and camels; and our mules now revel every day on green meat, growing fatter and fatter upon the Aristida grass, the Panicum, the Hordeum murinum, and the Bromus of many varieties.

    The Land of Midian


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