Voucher: KYRG 51
Poa alberti Rgl.
Region: Chüy Oblast Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley
Coordinates: 42º10'49'' N, 73º28'51'' E Alt: 2363m
Growing in the middle of the Festuca. Leaves to 20cm long similar to Festuca leaves. Inflorescence paniculate, reddish. Spikelets with up to 5 flowers. Glumes and lemmas similar and not awned with a membranous margin.
High altitude steppe with Stipa, Festuca, Caragana and Artemisia.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Inflorescence paniculate, spikelet 2-several flowered. Glumes shorter than lemmas. Lemmas with membranous margin awnless, obscurely 3-5 veined and keeled woolly-web hairy at base on rachis. Palea hyaline 2 keeled. Lemmas glabrous between the veins but slightly hairy on them. Ligule short membranous.
Ancillary Collections: DNA
Borosova, R. 51 13 July 2008