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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Genus: Austrofestuca
Species: A. eriopoda – A. hookeriana – A. littoralis
Name

Austrofestuca (Tzvelev) E.B.Alexeev, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 81(5): 55 (1976)
Type species: Austrofestuca littoralis (Labill.) E.B.Alexeev, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 81(5): 55 (1976)

Austrofestuca littoralis should be included in Poa whilst Festucella and Hookerochloa are reinstated to accommodate A. eriopoda and A. hookeriana, respectively, thus rendering Austrofestuca redundant as a genus.
References

Alexeev, E.B. (1976) Bjulleten Moskovskogo Obačestva Ispytatelej Prirody, Otdel Biologičeskij 81(5): 55.
Hunter, A.M., Orlovich, D.A., Lloyd, K.M., Lee, W.G. & Murphy, D.J. (2004) The generic position of Austrofestuca littoralis and the reinstatement of Hookerochloa and Festucella (Poaceae) based on evidence from nuclear (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL‐trnF) DNA sequences, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 42(2): 253 - 262. Available on line [1]. Accessed 19 Dec. 2013.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Austrofestuca in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2013. Austrofestuca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Austrofestuca. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Austrofestuca. .

Austrofestuca, called beach fescue, is a genus of Australian and New Zealand plants in the grass family.[2][3][1][4] The only accepted species is Austrofestuca littoralis, native to seacoast regions in Australia (all states except Queensland) and New Zealand (North I, South I, and Chatham Is).[5][6]

The genus used to include:[6][7][8] see Hookerochloa

Austrofestuca eriopoda – Hookerochloa eriopoda
Austrofestuca hookeriana – Hookerochloa hookeriana

See also

List of Poaceae genera

References

Tropicos, Austrofestuca (Tzvelev) E.B. Alexeev
Alexeev, Eugeniy Borisovich. 1976. Bjulleten Moskovskogo Obačestva Ispytatelej Prirody, Otdel Biologičeskij 81(5): 55
Watson L, Dallwitz MJ (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Atlas of Living Australia, beach fescue, Austrofestuca littoralis (Labill.) E.B.Alexeev Archived February 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Jacobs, Surrey Wilfrid Laurance. 2008. Telopea 12(2): 277
Alexeev, Eugeniy Borisovich. 1985. Bjulleten Moskovskogo Obačestva Ispytatelej Prirody, Otdel Biologičeskij 90(5): 106–107, f. 1, 22–31

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