Firefly Winter Barley

Description Date 1993
Updated 1995

Characters

ear
Ear - no. of rows2
Ear - glaucosityweak to very weak
Ear - attitudesemi-recurved
Ear - awn length compared to ear+ or - equal
Ear - densitylax
pigment
Pigment - awnsstrong
Pigment - lemma nervesmedium to strong
Pigment - flag leaf auriclespresent, strong
first rachis segment
First rachis segment - lengthlong
First rachis segment - curvaturestrong
First rachis segment - margin hairsmoderate to sparse
sterile spikelet
Sterile spikelet - attitudeparallel
Sterile spikelet - glume + awn lengthshort
Sterile spikelet - palea length c.f. lemmavery short to short
grain
Grain - rachilla hair typelong
Grain - rachilla lengthmedium
Grain - inner lateral nerve spiculesabsent or present, occasionally 1 to 2 per grain
Grain - ventral crease hairsabsent
Grain - lodiculescollar
Grain - aleurone colourwhite
additional character(s)
Additional character(s) - sheath hairspresent
first rachis segment
First rachis segment - widthmedium
First rachis segment - profilebent back
First rachis segment - basal constrictionstrong
First rachis segment - collar typeplatform to shallow cup
sterile spikelet
Sterile spikelet - lemma tipsquare
grain
Grain - rachilla hair distributionshort tip hairs
flag leaf
Flag leaf - sizenarrow width, short to medium length
Flag leaf - glaucosity of leaf sheathweak
Variety information last modified on 14th of May, 2009