Dasypyrum villosum (L). P. Candargy - Shaggy dazypyrum.

Taxonomic position.

Family Poaceae Barnhart, genus Dazypyrum (Coss. and Durieu) T. Durand.


Haynaldia villosa (L.) Schur; Triticum villosum MB; Agropyrum villosum Host).

Morphology and biology.

Annual plant 30-55 (100) cm in height. Stems at their basis are more or less geniculate, naked, smooth. Leaves are flat, rough, narrow - linear, 3-5 mm in width. Lingula is ciliate. Spike is dense, oblong, extending to 5he upper part, with easily breaking haired rachis, 4,5-10 cm in length, 1-2 cm in width. Spike.s scales between keels are covered bunches of hairs, blunt at top, with the arista 10-15 mm in length. The bottom flower scales with 5 appreciable venues, naked from below, haired from above (hairs sit in bunches); arista 2-3 cm in length. The top flower scales are 12 mm in length. Anthers 6,5 mm in length.
Blossoms in May, fructifies in August.


The general distribution: Southern Europe, the Western Mediterranean, Balkany-Asia Minor. In territory of the former USSR: Crimea; Caucasus - Ciscaucasia, the Western Transcaucasia.


On sandy and limy dry slopes.

Utilization and economic value.

Use and economic value. A fodder plant.


Flora of the USSR, т 2, editors of volume R.J.Rozhevits, B.K.Shishkin., 1934, with. 665-666.
Grossheim A.A. Flora of Caucasus, v.1, 1939, p. 344.

Smekalova T.N.

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