Festuca pseudosulcata Drob. - False striated fescue.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth. Genera Festuca L.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. The plant is dense with stalks 30-60 cm in height. Stalks slightly rough under inflorescence. Leaves 0.3-0.7 mm in width, 10-20 cm in length, setiform, rough. Panicles 3-8 cm in length, narrow, with rough branchlets. Spikelets 5-9 mm in length, with 3-5 (6) flowers, greenish. Spikelet scales 2.5-5 mm in length; bottom floral scales 3-5 mm in length, lanceolate, rough towards the top, with awn 1.5-2.5 mm in length. Blossoms in June-July. Anemophilous. 2n=14.


Occurs throughout Eastern Siberia, the Far East, Mongolia, and Northeastern China.


Occurs on steppe stony slopes, among rocks, and among bushes.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant.

Literature cited:

Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1985. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Vol. 1. The Science, 398 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Poaceae (Gramineae.) Novosibirsk: Science, 361 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1979. Flora of Central Siberia. Vol. 1. Onocleaceae-Saxifragaceae. Novosibirsk: Science, 431 pages.
Savkina Z.P., Andreeva T.V., Parilova V.T. 1982. Fodder cereals of flora of Yakutia in culture. Novosibirsk: Science, 86 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad, Science, 788 pages.

© Malyshev L.L.

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