Dactylis woronowii Ovcz. - Woronow.s Cock.s-foot.


Dactylis glomerata subsp. woronowii (Ovcz.) Stebb. et Zohary

Taxonomic position.

Family Poaceae Benth. genus Dactylis L.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial grass 30.60 cm tall, forming loose mats with short creeping shoots. Leaves narrow and convolute. Ligule oblong, up to 6 mm long. Lower panicle branches equal to or much shorter than spikelet bunches placed on them; hence, the whole panicle narrow, spike-like. Lemma gradually turning into awn. Flowers in May - July. Anemophilous. 2n=14.


Caucasus, mountain areas of Central Asia; Asia Minor, Iran.


In grassy plots and forest glades, on shingles and among shrubberies up to middle montane zone.

Use and economic value.

Forage grass.


Grossheim AA. 1939. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.1. 402 p. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN. 1976. Grasses of the Soviet Union. Leningrad: Nauka. 788 p. (In Russian).

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