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Beach fescue
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Austrofestuca
(Tsvel.) E.B.Alekseev
Binomial name
Austrofestuca littoralis
(Labill.) E.B. Alexeev
  • Festuca subg. Austrofestuca Tzvelev
  • Poa sect. Austrofestuca (Tzvelev) Soreng & L.J. Gillespie
  • Poa subsect. Austrofestuca (Tzvelev) Soreng, L.J. Gillespie & S.W.L. Jacobs
  • Festuca littoralis Labill.
  • Schedonorus littoralis (Labill.) P.Beauv.
  • Triodia billardierei Spreng.
  • Arundo triodioides Trin.
  • Poa billardierei (Spreng.) St.-Yves
  • Festuca pubinervis Vickery
  • Poa triodioides (Trin.) Zotov
  • Austrofestuca pubinervis (Vickery) B.K.Simon
  • Poa pubinervis (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs
  • Schedonorus littoralis var. minor Hook.f.
  • Elymus subpaniculatus Steud.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tropicos, Austrofestuca (Tzvelev) E.B. Alexeev
  2. ^ Alexeev, Eugeniy Borisovich. 1976. Bjulleten Moskovskogo Obačestva Ispytatelej Prirody, Otdel Biologičeskij 81(5): 55
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Atlas of Living Australia, beach fescue, Austrofestuca littoralis (Labill.) E.B.Alexeev Archived February 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  7. ^ Jacobs, Surrey Wilfrid Laurance. 2008. Telopea 12(2): 277
  8. ^ Alexeev, Eugeniy Borisovich. 1985. Bjulleten Moskovskogo Obačestva Ispytatelej Prirody, Otdel Biologičeskij 90(5): 106–107, f. 1, 22–31