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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: Aveneae
Subtribus: Aveninae
Genus: Avellinia
Species: A. festucoides – A. longiaristata

Avellinia Parl., Pl. Nov.: 59. 1842.

Type species: Avellinia michelii (Savi) Parl., Pl. Nov.: 59 (1842) (= Avellinia festucoides (Link) Valdés & H.Scholz, Willdenowia 36: 662. (2006))

Primary references

Parlatore, F. 1842. Plantae Novae vel Minus Notae ... 59.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Avellinia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 June 5. Reference page.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Avellinia in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2021 June 6.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Avellinia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. 2021. Avellinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 June 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Avellinia. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Avellinia. .

Avellinia is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family.[2][3][4] The only known species is Avellinia festucoides, found throughout much of the Mediterranean Region from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey.[1][5][6] It is also reportedly naturalized in Australia.[7]

The type species is Avellinia michelii (Savi) Parl.[8]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Parlatore, Filippo, 1842. Plantae Novae vel minus notae opusculis diversis olim descriptae, page 59
Cabi, E. & M. Doğan. 2012. Poaceae. 690–756. In A. Güner, S. Aslan, T. Ekim, M. Vural & M. T. Babaç (eds.) Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını, Istanbul
Valdés, Benito & Scholz, Hildemar Wolfgang 2006. Willdenowia 36(2): 662
Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Avellinia
Atlas of Living Australia
Tropicos, Avellinia Parl.

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