Secale kuprijanovii Grossh. - Kupriyanov's rye.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth. Genera Secale L..

Morphology and biology.

Perennial cereal. The plant forms friable tussocks. Stalks strong, 80-120 cm of height. Leaves wide, flat, 10-12 mm of width. Spike large, 10-12 (up to 20) cm of length. Spikelet 3,5-4,5 mm of length. Spikelet scales narrow linear, rough. The bottom floral scales lanceolate, with straight awn, equal to it in length, 14-15 mm of length. Blossoms in June - August. Anemophilous. 2n=14.


The Big Caucasus Range, Abkhazia; noted for Yugoslavia and Asia Minor.


On subalpine meadows, slopes and taluses.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant of mountain pastures and haymakings.

The literature:

Grossheim A.A. Flora of Caucasus. V.2. Polypodiaceae - Gramineae. - Baku, Publishing house AzFaN, 1939. - 587 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. Cereals of the USSR. - Leningrad: "Nauka", 1976. - 788 pages.

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