Festuca of North America


S. G. Aiken, M. J. Dallwitz, C. L. McJannet, and L. L. Consaul

Festuca hitchcockiana E. B. Alexeev


Byull. Mosk. O-va Ispyt. Prir. Otd. Biol. 87: 111. 1982. Type: U.S.A. California: Santa Clara Co., 6 May 1921, A. H. Wolley-Dod 207. Holotype: K.


Alexeev (1982) suggested that this is a distinct taxon differing from F. californica Vasey in not having tufts of collar hairs and in having a longer ligule. In an extensive study of collections of F. californica, only one specimen with a longer ligule was found but in all other respects it resembled F. californica. The character, tufts of collar hairs, was found to be very variable.

The interactive key provides access to the character list, illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting specified attributes, and summaries of attributes within groups of taxa.

Cite this publication as: ‘Aiken, S.G., Dallwitz, M.J., McJannet, C.L. and Consaul, L.L. 1996 onwards. Festuca of North America: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. Version: 19th October 2005. http://delta-intkey.com’. Aiken, Dallwitz, McJannet, and Consaul (1997) should also be cited (see References).