Gaelic Winter Barley

Description Date 1993
Updated 2002

Characters

ear
Ear - no. of rows2
Ear - glaucositystrong
Ear - attitudeerect
Ear - awn length compared to earlonger
Ear - densitysemi-dense
pigment
Pigment - awnsabsent
Pigment - lemma nervesabsent
Pigment - flag leaf auriclesabsent
first rachis segment
First rachis segment - lengthlong to very long
First rachis segment - curvaturemoderate to strong
First rachis segment - margin hairsmoderate to sparse
sterile spikelet
Sterile spikelet - glume + awn lengthmedium
Sterile spikelet - palea length c.f. lemmamedium to short
grain
Grain - rachilla hair typelong
Grain - rachilla lengthshort
Grain - inner lateral nerve spiculespresent, more than 10 per grain
Grain - ventral crease hairsabsent
Grain - lodiculescollar
Grain - aleurone colourblue
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 to rounded
grain
Grain - rachilla hair distributionbasal tuft
flag leaf
Flag leaf - sizemedium width, short length
Flag leaf - glaucosity of leaf sheathstrong
Variety information last modified on 17th of February, 2009