Aegilops kotschyi | UAE National Red List of Vascular Plants

Aegilops kotschyi | Boiss.
Countries in Assessment
United Arab Emirates
Country ISO code(s)
Does the assessment cover a marine EEZ area(s)?
Scope (Assessment)
Taxonomic Group
Taxonomic Group Level 2
Flowering Plants
Assessed taxon level
Taxonomic Notes
Based on the interpretation of the bread wheat gene pool of van Slageren (1994), Aegilops kotschyi Boiss. is a secondary wild relative of Bread Wheat, Triticum aestivum L. subsp. aestivum, Durum Wheat, T. turgidum subsp. durum (Desf.) Husn., and a number of other cultivated wheats - including Emmer Wheat, T. turgidum subsp. dicoccon (Schrank) Thell., Einkorn Wheat, T. monococcum L. subsp. monococcum, Spelt, T. aestivum subsp. spelta (L.) Thell., and Sanduri Wheat, T. timopheevii (Zhuk.) Zhuk. subsp. timopheevii.
Taxon distribution as listed in assessment
Within the UAE, this species has been recently recorded from the Ru'us al-Jibal (Feulner 2011). It is thought to generally grow at high elevations within this area, between 1,200 and 1,350 m (Feulner 2011). Globally, this species' native range spans from Tunisia to Afghanistan (Board of Trustees, RBG Kew 2019).
Habitats and Ecology
Ecological system type
Terrestrial system
Freshwater system
Marine system
Habitat details as listed in assessment
This species is a crop wild relative of wheat, Triticum aestivum (Kameswara Rao 2013). It is recorded as growing on rocky slopes of the Ru'us al-Jibal (Feulner 2011).
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Assessed status
Asessment status in full
Least Concern
Assessment status abreviation
Assessment rationale/justification
This species occurs at high elevations within the Ru'us al-Jibal. Although it is not as common as other species in the north of this area, this may be due to being overlooked and as a result of occurring at particularly high altitudes. It is, however, described as locally common within the south of the region. As such, it is assessed as Least Concern.
About the assessment
Assessment year
Assessors/contributors/reviewers listed
UAE National Red List Workshop
Affliation of assessor(s)/contributors/reviewers listed on assessment
Assessor affiliation specific
Criteria system
Criteria system specifics
IUCN v3.1 + Regional Guidelines v4.0
Criteria system used
Criteria Citation
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1, Second edition. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. iv + 32pp pp. And IUCN. 2012. Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional and National Levels: Version 4.0. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN. iii + 41pp.
Endemic to region
Endemism Notes
Is an endemic?: Not_assigned
Threats listed in assessment
There is no information available.
Conservation Measures

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Scientific Name Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Aegilops kotschyi Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Poaceae Aegilops