Festuca of North America


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

Festuca prolifera var. lasiolepis Fernald


Rhodora 35: 136. 1933. F. rubra subsp. richardsonii var. prolifera forma lasiolepis (Fernald) Löve and Löve, Univ. Colo. Stud. Ser. Biol. 24: 12. 1966. Type: Canada. Newfoundland: Main Arm (East Arm of charts), Bonne Bay, Limestone cliffs near Stanleyville, 9 Aug. 1929, M.L. Fernald, B. Long and J.M. Fogg, Jr. 1236. Holotype: GH!

Classification. Subg. Festuca L.


Considered a vegetatively proliferating form of F. rubra s.l. which is more closely related to F. rubra subsp. richardsonii than var. prolifera. (Aiken et al. 1987). The type specimen is illustrated in the image library.


• Type specimen. Type specimen of F. prolifera var. lasiolepis. Flora of Western Newfoundland, Main Arm (East Arm of charts), Bonne Bay. Limestone cliffs near Stanleyville, M.L. Fernald, Bayard Long and J.M. Fogg, Jr. 1236, 9 August 1929. GH.

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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).