Optic Spring Barley

Description Date 1994
Updated 2003

Characters

ear
Ear - no. of rows2
Ear - glaucositystrong
Ear - attitudesemi-erect
Ear - awn length compared to earlonger
Ear - densitymedium
pigment
Pigment - awnsmedium to weak
Pigment - lemma nervesmedium
first rachis segment
First rachis segment - lengthmedium
First rachis segment - curvatureslight to moderate
First rachis segment - margin hairssparse to moderate
sterile spikelet
Sterile spikelet - attitudedivergent
Sterile spikelet - glume + awn lengthshort to medium
Sterile spikelet - palea length c.f. lemmamedium
grain
Grain - rachilla hair typelong
Grain - rachilla lengthmedium
Grain - inner lateral nerve spiculespresent, more than 10 per grain, occ 5 to 10 per grain
Grain - outer lateral nerve spiculesmoderate
Grain - ventral crease hairsabsent
Grain - lodiculescollar
Grain - aleurone colourwhite
additional character(s)
Additional character(s) - sheath hairsabsent
sterile spikelet
Sterile spikelet - lemma tiprounded
Variety information last modified on 4th of September, 2015