Poa pseudopalustris Keng. - Poa pseudopalustris

Systematic position.

Family Poaceae Barnhart, genus Poa L.


P. pseudonemoralis Skvorts. 1954, non Schur, 1866, P. skvortzovii Probat.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial, tussock-forming, hard grass. Height reaches 40-60 (80) cm. Stem is rough, thick; upper node is located in the lower third of the stem. Leaves are 1-2 mm in width, short, hard, often grouped together. Sheath of upper leaf is longer than leaf itself. Lingula does not exceed 1 mm in length. Inflorescence is elongated pyramidal panicle, rarely narrow, compact, with sharp, rough branches. Spikelet is 3.5-5 mm in length, with pubescent axis. Lower floral glume has downiness along carina and marginal veins. Long, winding hairs are well-developed on the callus. Cross-pollinated and wind-pollinated. Flowering and ripening occur in June-July. Seed and vegetative reproduction. Chromosomal number 2n=42.


Occurs in Eastern Siberia (Transbaikalia), the Southern Far East, the Korean peninsula, and Northeastern China.


Species occurs in forests, among shrubs, in forest meadows, on stony slopes, and among rocks as high as the middle mountain zone.

Economic value.


Related references:

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

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