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Contains 1 accepted taxa overall.

Common Name:FESCUE
Genus Notes:The circumscription of Festuca is proposed to include many other genera in synonymy: Ctenopsis, Dielsiochloa, Hellerochloa, Loliolum, Micropyrum, Narduroides, Psilurus, Vulpia, and Wangenheimia (Soreng et al. 2015). Vulpia had been found to be polyphyletic (Díaz-Pérez et al. 2014).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus


Sub Class
Genus Festuca


Citation FESTUCA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 73. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Festuca ovina Linnaeus Lectotypified by Nash, in Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 1: 269. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.


Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Festuca subverticillata NODDING FESCUE

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Amphigenes Amphigenes Janka, Linnaea 30: 619. 1860. TYPE: Festuca nutans Host
Argillochloa Argillochloa W. A. Weber, Phytologia 55: 1. 1984. TYPE: Argillochloa dasyclada (Hackel ex Beal) W. A. Weber (Festuca dasyclada Hackel ex Beal)
Festucaria Festucaria Heister ex Fabricius, Enum. Pl. 207. 1759. TYPE: = Festuca Linnaeus 1753.
Gnomonia Gnomonia Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 224. 1915, non Cesati & De Notaris 1863. TYPE: = Festuca Linnaeus1753
Helerochloa Hellerochloa Rauschert, Taxon 31: 561. 1982. TYPE: Hellerochloa livida (Kunth) Rauschert (Bromus lividus Kunth) Substitute name for Helleria E. Fournier 1886, non Nees von Esenbeck & Martius 1824.
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