Festuca skrjabinii E. Alexeev - Skryabin's fescue.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth. Genera Festuca L.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial cereal. The plant forms friable tussocks with creeping rhizomes. Vaginas bare and closed for 2/3 of their length. Leaves polygon-shaped and smooth on the outside. Spikelets glaucescent. The bottom floral scales are lanceolate, 5.5-6.5 mm in length, with awn 0.8-2 mm in length. Blossoms in June-July. Anemophilous. 2n = ?.


Species is endemic to Yakutia (the Kobyaj district and the vicinity of Lake Nidzheli).


Occurs in loose sand.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant.

Literature cited:

Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Poaceae (Gramineae). Novosibirsk: Nauka, 361 pages.

© Malyshev L.L.

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