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*Lolium Linnaeus. Subfamily: Pooideae. Tribe: Poeae (CHLOROPLAST GROUP 2 Poeae type). Subtribe: Loliinae. supertribe: Poodae. clade: "BOP". Rye-grass, Darnel, Fescue.

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A genus of about 8-10 species, annuals and perennials, native to Europe, n. Africa, and temperate Asia. Here interpreted to include Schedonorus, following Soreng et al. (2015); perhaps the two together are best included in an even-more expanded Festuca. The best generic placement of Schedonorus arundinaceus (= Festuca elatior; = Festuca arundinacea; = Lolium arundinaceum) and S. pratense has been much disputed. Articles and floras continue to place them variously in three genera: Festuca (Aiken et al. 1997; Baldwin et al. 2012, Mohlenbrock 2014), Lolium (Darbyshire 1993; Soreng et al. 2015), and Schedonorus (Soreng & Terrell 1998).

Ref: Aiken & Darbyshire (1990); Darbyshire (1993); Darbyshire (2007) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007a); Inda et al. (2008); Mohlenbrock (2014); Smith & Aiken (2012); Soreng & Terrell (1998); Soreng et al. (2015); Terrell (2007d) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007a); Tucker (1996). Show full citations.

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