1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca alfrediana Foggi & Signorini

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Medit. to Greece.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 15-30 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; elliptic in section; 6-20 cm long; 0.3-0.6 mm wide; without exudate. Leaf-blade venation comprising 5 vascular bundles; with 1 inner ridges; with 5 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands; without layer of subepidermal sclerenchyma masking vein striation. Leaf-blade surface smooth; puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear, or oblong; 2.5-4 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 8.5-9.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 8.5-9.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4.5-6.6 mm long; chartaceous; mid-green; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 4-5 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Portal 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Corse, Greece, Italy, Sardegna, Yugoslavia

    Festuca alfrediana Foggi & Signorini appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Parlatorea 2: 130 (1997)

    Accepted by

    • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
    • Fogi, B. (2012). Revision of the Festuca alpina group (Festuca section Festuca, Poaceae) in Europe Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 618-639.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
    • Fogi, B. (2012). Revision of the Festuca alpina group (Festuca section Festuca, Poaceae) in Europe Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 618-639.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0