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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)

Festuca melanopsis Foggi, Gr.Rossi & Signorini, Canad. J. Bot. 77: 1001 (1999).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Festuca violacea subsp. violacea.
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:

* Festuca rubra var. nigricans Hack., Monogr. Festuc. Eur.: 135 (1882).

Festuca nigricans (Hack.) K.Richt., Pl. Eur. 1: 99 (1890).

Festuca violacea var. nigricans (Hack.) Brand in W.D.J.Koch, Syn. Deut. Schweiz. Fl., ed. 3, 3: 2772 (1907).

Festuca violacea subsp. nigricans (Hack.) Hegi, Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 1: 339 (1907).

Festuca violacea proles nigricans (Hack.) Rouy in G.Rouy & J.Foucaud, Fl. France 14: 208 (1913).

Festuca violacea subsp. atrata Kerguélen, Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 180 (1975), nom. superfl.

* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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