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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Agrostis alba var. sylvatica (Huds.) Sm., Engl. Fl. 1: 93 (1824).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Agrostis capillaris L., Sp. Pl.: 62 (1753).
Family: Poaceae
The Poaceae generic classification system originated from the GrassBase database, originally based on Genera Graminum (1985). Work is in progress to update this to a new globally accepted and collaborative generic classification based on the latest research.
Homotypic Names:

* Agrostis sylvatica Huds., Fl. Angl.: 28 (1762).

Agrostis polymorpha var. sylvatica (Huds.) Huds., Fl. Angl., ed. 2: 32 (1778).

Vilfa sylvatica (Huds.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 182 (1812).

Vilfa alba var. sylvatica (Huds.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 145 (1821 publ. 1822).

Agrostis alba subsp. sylvatica (Huds.) K.Richt., Pl. Eur. 1: 43 (1890).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova