Poa lindebergii Tzvel. - Poa lindebergii


P. stricta Lindeb. 1855, non Roth, 1821, nec D. Don, 1821, P. arctica R.Br. subsp. stricta (Lindeb.) Nannf., P. tolmachewii Roshev. var. Stricta (Nannf.) Tzvel.

Systematic position.

Family Poaceae Barnhart, genus Poa L.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial, tussock-forming grass. Height reaches 10-35 cm. Stem is thin and smooth. Leaf is 1-2 mm in width. Lingula of upper leaves is 0.5-2 mm in length. Inflorescence is a panicle. It is egg-shaped, dense, with smooth branches. Spikelet is viviparous. Cross-pollinated and wind-pollinated. Flowering and ripening occur in July-August. Seed and vegetative reproduction. Chromosomal number unknown.


Occurs in Eastern Siberia (the low reaches of the River Lena, the Tuora-Sys Range) and Scandinavia (Dovre Mountain Range)


Species occurs among stones, among cobblestone, on loamy slopes, among rocks, and on mounds in the Arctic.

Economic value.


Related references:

Cherepanov S.K. 1988. Vascular plants of Former USSR. St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia, 990 pp. (in Russian)
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 361 pp. (in Russian).
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Poaceae USSR. L.: Nauka, 788 pp. (in Russian).

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