Agropyron krylovianum Schischkin - Krylov.s Wheatgrass.


Agropyron pumilum Candargy

Taxonomic position.

Family Poaceae Benth. genus Agropyron Gaertn.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial grass. Rhizomatous plant with creeping subterranean shoots and solitary stems 15.100 cm tall. Radical leaves are few, cauline leaves more or less patent, flat or convolute, scabrous or shortly hairy above, sometimes with admixture of long patent hairs. Spikes oblong-linear with distant, slightly patent spikelets. Glumes lanceolate, keeled, acute, along veins with cilia of different size or glabrous. Lemmas covered with rather sparse hairs of different length, 5-veined, at apex obtuse or with a short cusp. Paleas with short prickles at keels, sometimes admixtured with longer cilia. Anthers 3-3.5 mm long. Flowers in June - July. Anemophilous. 2n=?


Endemic. Mountain Altai, East Siberia, East Kazakhstan.


In steppes on sandy soils, in pine forests, thinned larch woods, steppe shrubberies, on rocky and stony slopes.

Use and economic value.

Forage grass.


Malyshev LI., Peshkova GA., ed. 1990. Flora of Siberia. V.4. Poaceae (Gramineae). Novosibirsk: Nauka. 361 p. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN. 1976. Grasses of the Soviet Union. Leningrad: Nauka. 788 p. (In Russian).

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