A fibre obtained from the stems is used for making paper. The stems are harvested in late summer after the seed has been harvested, they are cut into usable pieces and soaked in clear water for 24 hours. They are then cooked for 2 hours in lye or soda ash and then beaten in a ball mill for 1½ hours in a ball mill. The fibres make a green-tan paper.The starch from the seed is used for laundering, sizing textiles etc. It can also be converted to alcohol for use as a fuel.
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One of the more modern species of wheat, probably developed around 8,000 years ago as a result of a cross between T. dicoccum and Aegilops squarrosa. It is still cultivated for its edible seed in S. Europe, S.W. Asia and also in S. America. This is a low-growing species with strong stiff straw. There is at least one named variety - 'Pima' is a beardless soft white wheat with an unusually compact head. It is excellent for flour tortillas.A hexaploid species.
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