Poa transbaicalica Roshev. - Transbaikalian bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth, Genus Poa L.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. Plant forms dense tussocks. Stalks rigid, bare, sharply rough, 50-90 cm tall. Leaves short, rigid, most often grouped lengthwise, 1-2 mm in width; ligulas 1.5-2 mm in length. Panicles lengthened and pyramidal with sharply rough branchlets directed upwards. Spikelets reach 5-6 mm in length. The bottom floral scales across the keel and veins are tomentous. Blossoms in June-July. Anemophilous. 2n=42.


Endemic to Pribaikalye.


Occurs on stony slopes.

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.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1979. Flora of Central Siberia. Vol. 1. Onocleaceae-Saxifragaceae. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 431 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka, 788 pages.

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