Genus: Festuca L.

 
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Loliinae
Common names: fescue
Genus number: 4658
Last updated: 13-Aug-2009
Accession Count: 3712 (2940 active, 2254 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

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.
  • 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.
  • Torrecilla, P. et al. 2003. Systematics of Festuca L. sects. Eskia Willk., Pseudatropis Kriv., Amphigenes (Janka) Tzvel., Pseudoscariosa Kriv. and Scariosae Hack. based on analysis of morphological characters and DNA sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 239:113-139.
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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=4658. Accessed 15 November 2018.