Poa raduliformis Probat. - Poa raduliformis

Systematic position.

Family Poaceae Barnhart, genus Poa L.


P. remota Forsell. subsp. raduliformis (Probat.) Worosch.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial rootstock grass. Height reaches 50-125 cm. Stem is heavily leafed and rough from numerous small aciculae. Leaf is 4-6 mm in width, green, flat, rough. Lingula of upper leaf is 2-3 mm in length. Inflorescence is a slightly compact panicle with sharp, rough branches. Spikelet is 4-5 mm in length. Lower floral glume is narrow, lanceolate, slightly pubescent along carina and marginal veins. Long, winding hairs occur sparsely on the callus. Cross-pollinated and wind-pollinated. Flowering and ripening occur in June-July. Seed and vegetative reproduction. Chromosomal number: 2n=70.


Occurs in Eastern Siberia (Transbaikalia), the Far East, Mongolia, and Northeastern China.


Species occurs in forest meadows, in small meadow plots, among shrubs, and near banks of ponds up to the lower 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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