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Genus: Festuca L.

Family: Poaceae subfamily Pooideae tribe Poeae subtribe Loliinae
Altfamily: Gramineae
Common name: fescue
Genus number: 4658
Last updated: 13-Aug-2009

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Aiken, S. G. et al. 1998. Implications from SDS-PAGE analysis of seed proteins in the classification of taxa of Festuca and Lolium (Poaceae). Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 26:511–533.
  • Catalan, P. et al. 2004. Phylogeny of the festucoid grasses of subtribe Loliinae and allies (Poeae, Pooideae) inferred from ITS and trnL-F sequences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 31:517–541. [paraphyletic as currently delimited].
  • Chen, X. et al. 2003. Systematic studies of Festuca (Poaceae) occurring in China compared with taxa in North America. Canad. J. Bot. 81:1008–1028.
  • Hand, M. L. et al. 2010. Evolutionary history of tall fescue morphotypes inferred from molecular phylogenetics of the Lolium-Festuca species complex. B. M. C. Evol. Biol. 10:301 (doi: 10.1186/1471–2148–10–303).
  • Torrecilla, P. & P. Catalan. 2002. Phylogeny of broad-leaved and fine-leaved Festuca lineages (Poaceae) based on nuclear ITS sequences. Syst. Bot. 27:241–251. [a paraphyletic genus as currently circumscribed].
  • Torrecilla, P. et al. 2003. Systematics of Festuca L. sects. EskiaPseudatropis Kriv., Amphigenes (Janka) Tzvel., Pseudoscariosa Kriv. and Scariosae Hack. based on analysis of morphological characters and DNA sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 239:113–139.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Festuca:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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