Plant Genera


Family Code: POACEA
Genus Code: FESTU
Genus CN: fescue
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 530 species, nearly cosmopolitan in temperate regions. Likely, given the complex phylogenetic relationships between several Vulpia clades and the “narrow-leaved Festuca clade” (= Festuca s.s.) it is best to include Vulpia in Festuca, even if Festuca is treated narrowly to consist only of the “narrow-leaved clade”.
Genus References: Darbyshire & Pavlick in FNA (2007a); Lonard in FNA (2007a); Darbyshire (1993)=X; Aiken & Darbyshire (1990)=Y; Tucker (1996)=Z; Soreng & Terrell (1998). Key based in part on C and Y. [also see Lolium]
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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