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Festuca  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 40792

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Argillochloa W.A. Weber
 
    Festucaria Heist. ex Fabr.
 
    Gnomonia Lunell
 
    Gramen Krause
 
  Common Name(s): fescue
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderPoales   
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusFestuca L. – fescue  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Festuca acanthophylla E. Desv.  
                                  Species Festuca aequipaleata E. Fourn.  
                                  Species Festuca aguana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca alpina Suter  
                                  Species Festuca altaica Trin. – rough fescue, Altai fescue 
                                  Species Festuca amethystina L.  
                                  Species Festuca amplissima Rupr.  
                                  Species Festuca ancachsana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca andicola Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca argentina (Speg.) Parodi  
                                  Species Festuca argentinensis (St.-Yves) Türpe  
                                  Species Festuca arizonica Vasey – Arizona fescue 
                                  Species Festuca arvernensis Auquier, Kerguélen & Markgr.-Dann. – field fescue 
                                  Species Festuca X aschersoniana Dorfl.  
                                  Species Festuca asperella E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca asplundii E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca auriculata Drobow – eared fescue 
                                  Species Festuca azucarica E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca baffinensis Polunin – Baffin fescue, fétuque de Baffin, Baffin fescue 
                                  Species Festuca bajacaliforniana Gonz.-Led. & S.D. Koch  
                                  Species Festuca beamanii E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca bidenticulata E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca boliviana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca boyacensis Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca brachyphylla Schult. & Schult. f. – alpine fescue 
                                  Species Festuca breviaristata Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca breviglumis Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca brevissima Jurtzev – Alaska fescue 
                                  Species Festuca cajamarcae Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca caldasii (Kunth) Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca californica Vasey – California fescue 
                                  Species Festuca calligera (Piper) Rydb. – southwest fescue 
                                  Species Festuca callosa (Piper) St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca campestris Rydb. – rough fescue 
                                  Species Festuca carazana Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca carchiense Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca carrascana Stancík & Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca cartagana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca casapaltensis Ball  
                                  Species Festuca castilloniana Türpe  
                                  Species Festuca chimborazensis E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca chiriquensis Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca chita Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca chitagana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca chrysophylla Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca chuquisacae Stancík & Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca circinata Griseb.  
                                  Species Festuca cirrosa (Speg.) Parodi  
                                  Species Festuca cleefiana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca coahuilana Gonz.-Led. & S.D. Koch  
                                  Species Festuca cochabambana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca cocuyana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca colombiana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca compressifolia J. Presl  
                                  Species Festuca contracta Kirk  
                                  Species Festuca copei Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca coromotensis B. Briceńo  
                                  Species Festuca cundinamarcae E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca cuzcoensis Stancík & P.M. Peterson  
                                  Species Festuca dasyantha Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca dasyclada Hack. ex Beal – oil shale fescue 
                                  Species Festuca densiflora Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca densipaniculata E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca dentiflora E.B. Alexeev ex Stancík & P.M. Peterson  
                                  Species Festuca deserticola Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca dichoclada Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca diclina Darbysh.  
                                  Species Festuca dinirica Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca dissitiflora Steud. ex Griseb.  
                                  Species Festuca distichovaginata Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca divergens Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca dolichophylla J. Presl  
                                  Species Festuca drymeja Mert. & W. D. J. Koch  
                                  Species Festuca earlei Rydb. – Earle's fescue 
                                  Species Festuca edlundiae S.G. Aiken, L.L. Consaul & Lefk.  
                                  Species Festuca elmeri Scribn. & Merr. – coast fescue 
                                  Species Festuca elviae B. Briceńo  
                                  Species Festuca eriostoma Hack.  
                                  Species Festuca fiebrigii Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca filiformis Pourr. – fineleaf sheep fescue 
                                  Species Festuca fimbriata Nees  
                                  Species Festuca flacca Hack. ex E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca fragilis (Luces) B. Briceńo  
                                  Species Festuca frederikseniae E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca glabrata Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca glauca Vill.  
                                  Species Festuca glumosa Hack. ex E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca glyceriantha Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca gracillima Hook. f.  
                                  Species Festuca groenlandica (Schol.) Fred. – Greenland fescue 
                                  Species Festuca guaramacalana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca hallii (Vasey) Piper – plains rough fescue, Hall's fescue 
                                  Species Festuca hatico Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca hawaiiensis Hitchc. – Hawai'i fescue 
                                  Species Festuca hephaestophila Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Festuca herrerae Davidse  
                                  Species Festuca heterophylla Lam. – variousleaf fescue 
                                  Species Festuca hieronymi Hack.  
                                  Species Festuca hintoniana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca holubii Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca horridula Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca huamachucensis Infantes  
                                  Species Festuca humilior Nees & Meyen  
                                  Species Festuca hyperbore Holmen ex Fred.  
                                  Species Festuca hypsophila Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca idahoensis Elmer – Idaho fescue 
                                  Species Festuca imbaburensis Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca inarticulata Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca jaliscana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca juncifolia St.-Amans  
                                  Species Festuca kashmiriana Stapf – dog fescue 
                                  Species Festuca kurtziana St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca laegaardii Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca lanatifolia Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca lanifera E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca lasiorrhachis Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca lenensis Drobow – tundra fescue 
                                  Species Festuca ligulata Swallen – Guadalupe fescue 
                                  Species Festuca lilloi Hack.  
                                  Species Festuca livida (Kunth) Willd. ex Spreng.  
                                  Species Festuca longigluma Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca longivaginata Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca loricata (Griseb.) Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca lugens (E. Fourn.) Hitchc. ex Hern.-Xol.  
                                  Species Festuca magellanica Lam.  
                                  Species Festuca magensiana Potztal  
                                  Species Festuca magniflora E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca meyenii (St.-Yves) E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca minutiflora Rydb. – smallflower fescue, small-flower fescue 
                                  Species Festuca monguensis Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca monticola Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca morenensis Matthei  
                                  Species Festuca nardifolia Griseb.  
                                  Species Festuca nemoralis Türpe  
                                  Species Festuca nereidaensis Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca nigriflora (Hitchc.) Negritto & Anton  
                                  Species Festuca occidentalis Hook. – western fescue 
                                  Species Festuca orizabensis E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca oroana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca orthophylla Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca ovina L. – sheep fescue 
                                  Species Festuca pallescens (St.-Yves) Parodi  
                                  Species Festuca pampeana Speg.  
                                  Species Festuca panda Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca paradoxa Desv. – clustered fescue, cluster fescue 
                                  Species Festuca parciflora Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca parodiana (St.-Yves) Nicora  
                                  Species Festuca parodii St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca parvipaniculata Hitchc.  
                                  Species Festuca peruviana Infantes  
                                  Species Festuca petersonii Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca pilar-franceii Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca pinetorum Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca potosiana Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca presliana Hitchc.  
                                  Species Festuca pringlei St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca procera Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca prolifera (Piper) Fernald – prolific fescue 
                                  Species Festuca pubigluma Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca purpurascens Banks & Sol. ex Hook. f.  
                                  Species Festuca pyrogea Speg.  
                                  Species Festuca quadridentata Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca reclinata Swallen  
                                  Species Festuca renvoizei Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca rigescens (J. Presl) Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca rigidifolia Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca roblensis Gonz.-Led.  
                                  Species Festuca roemeri (Pavlick) E.B. Alexeev – Roemer's fescue 
                                  Species Festuca roigii Dubcovs. & Rúgolo  
                                  Species Festuca rosei Piper  
                                  Species Festuca rubra L. – red fescue, ravine fescue 
                                  Species Festuca rzedowskiana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca samensis Joch. Müll.  
                                  Species Festuca sanctae-marthae Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca saximontana Rydb. – Rocky Mountain fescue, mountain fescue 
                                  Species Festuca scabrifolia Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca scabriuscula Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca scirpifolia (J. Presl) Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca setifolia Steud. ex Griseb.  
                                  Species Festuca simpliciuscula (Hack.) E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca sodiroana Hack. ex E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca soratana E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca sororia Piper – ravine fescue 
                                  Species Festuca soukupii Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca stebeckii Renvoize  
                                  Species Festuca steinbachii E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca stuckertii St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca subantarctica Parodi  
                                  Species Festuca subulata Trin. – bearded fescue, nodding fescue 
                                  Species Festuca subuliflora Scribn. – crinkleawn fescue 
                                  Species Festuca subulifolia Benth.  
                                  Species Festuca subverticillata (Pers.) E.B. Alexeev – nodding fescue 
                                  Species Festuca sumapana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca superba Parodi ex Türpe  
                                  Species Festuca swallenii E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca talamancensis Davidse  
                                  Species Festuca tancitaroensis Gonz.-Led. & S.D. Koch  
                                  Species Festuca tarmensis Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca tectoria St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca tenuiculmis Tovar  
                                  Species Festuca thermarum Phil.  
                                  Species Festuca thurberi Vasey – Thurber's fescue, Thurber fescue 
                                  Species Festuca toca Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca tolucensis Kunth  
                                  Species Festuca tovariensis Stancík & P.M. Peterson  
                                  Species Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina – hard fescue 
                                  Species Festuca trollii E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca tucumanica E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca tunicata E. Desv.  
                                  Species Festuca turimiquirensis Stancík & P.M. Peterson  
                                  Species Festuca ulochaeta Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Festuca uninodis Hack.  
                                  Species Festuca urubambana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca vaginalis (Benth.) Lćgaard  
                                  Species Festuca valdesii Gonz.-Led. & S.D. Koch  
                                  Species Festuca valesiaca Schleich. ex Gaudin – Volga fescue 
                                  Species Festuca venezuelana Stancík  
                                  Species Festuca ventanicola Speg.  
                                  Species Festuca versuta Beal – Texas fescue 
                                  Species Festuca villipalea (St.-Yves) E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca X villosavivipara (Rosenv.) E.B. Alexeev  
                                  Species Festuca viridula Vasey – greenleaf fescue 
                                  Species Festuca vivipara (L.) Sm. – viviparous fescue 
                                  Species Festuca viviparoidea Krajina ex Pavlick – northern fescue 
                                  Species Festuca washingtonica E.B. Alexeev – Washington fescue 
                                  Species Festuca weberbaueri Pilg.  
                                  Species Festuca werdermannii St.-Yves  
                                  Species Festuca willdenowiana Schult. & Schult. f.  
                                  Species Festuca woodii Stancík  
       

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  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at http://www.tropicos.org/Project/CNWG and formerly at http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html   
  Reference for: Festuca   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Festuca   
       
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Festuca   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Festuca   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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