genus Festuca

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Noun1.genus Festuca - a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineaegenus Festuca - a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
fescue, fescue grass, Festuca elatior, meadow fescue - grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
Festuca ovina, sheep fescue, sheep's fescue - cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass
silver grass - of Australia and New Zealand
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& Ortunez, E.--2001--Chromosome counts in the genus Festuca L.
Species in the genus Festuca are known for complementary characteristics to those of Lolium, such as good persistence and high stress tolerance (Thomas and Humphreys, 1991; Thomas et al., 2003).
For example, in the angiosperm genus Festuca there are species in which the somatic 2n = 14 (diploid), 28 (tetraploid), 42 (hexaploid), 56 (octopioid), and 70 (decaploid), where n represents the number of chromosomes in the gametes.