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Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Genus: Austrofestuca
Species: A. eriopoda – A. hookeriana – A. littoralis


Austrofestuca littoralis should be included in Poa whilst Festucella and Hookerochloa are reinstated to accommodate A. eriopoda and A. hookeriana, respectively, thus rendering Austrofestuca redundant as a genus.


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  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Austrofestuca. Published online. Accessed 31 Oct. 2013.
  • GBIF.