Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Hordeum distichon.
English: Barley; Pearl Barley; Perlatum.
Region: temperate climates globally.
Use: major cereal, as animal fodder, beer, distilled beverages, various health foods, in soups and stews, barley bread; production per year 144 million tonnes, rank 4 rank 4 in quantity behind maize, rice and wheat.