Poa sobolevskiana Gudoschn. - Sobolevskaya's bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth, Genus Poa L.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. The plant forms creeping rhizomes. Stalks reach heights of 10-45 cm; vegetative shoots rise arcuately. Leaves usually grouped lengthways; individual leaves 1-3 mm in width. Ligulas of the top leaves are 2-3 mm in length. Panicle oblong, with smooth branchlets. Spikelets 5-6 mm in length. The bottom floral scales are pubescent on veins. Blossoms in June. Anemophilous; apomictic. 2n =?.


Endemic to Eastern Siberia.


Occurs in damp coastal meadows, in sands and among pebbles.

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.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka, 788 pages.

© L.L. Malyshev

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