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Tall fescue

Scientific Name
Festuca arundinacea
Scientific Author
Schreber, J.C.D. von (1771)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Straw coloured

Floret Length: 7 - 10mm

Floret Sculpture: Roughened, Carinate with awn, Divided with medium groove

Floret Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Florets fertile lemma ovate; symmetrical; 6–9 mm long; chartaceous; mid-green; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex acute; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn stiff; 0–4 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
20/02/2012 01:25 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 12:19 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) Updated on 1/16/2013 12:19:29 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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