Bromopsis biebersteinii Holub - Bieberstein.s Brome.

Taxonomic position.

Family Poaceae Barnhart, genus Bromopsis Fourr.


Zerna biebersteinii (Roemer et Schultes) Nevski, Bromus biebersteinii Roemer et Schultes.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial plant 40-80 cm tall, glabrous, glaucous, with creeping rhizomes and robust stems. Lower leaves narrow, often setaceously folded, acute and rigid, cauline ones flat, 3-4 mm wide. Panicle narrow, long, short-branched. Spikelets narrow-lanceolate, 5-8-flowered, up to 30 cm long, pale green. Lemmas with 7 distinct veins and straight awn 3-6 mm long. Cross-pollinated anemophilous plant. Flowers in May, fruits in June.




Lower and middle montane zones. Rocky and stony sites, screes and debris.

Economic value.

Forage plant in mountain areas.


Grossheim AA. 1939. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.1. 402 p. (In Russian).
Rozhevits RYu., Shishkin BK., eds. 1934. Flora URSS. V.2. 778 p. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN. 1976. Grasses of the Soviet Union. Leningrad: Nauka. 788 p. (In Russian).

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