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Title: On the identity of Festuca jubata Lowe (Poaceae) and the description of a new Festuca species in the Azores Islands
Authors: Fernández Prieto, J.A.
Aguiar, Carlos
Dias, Eduardo
Gutierrez Villarias, M.I.
Keywords: Poaceae
Azores Islands
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: The Linnean Society of London
Citation: Fernández Prieto, J.A.; Aguiar, C.; Dias, E.; Gutierrez Villarias, M.I. (2008) - On the identity of Festuca jubata Lowe (Poaceae) and the description of a new Festuca species in the Azores Islands. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. ISSN 0024-4074. 157:3, p. 493-499
Abstract: The majority of authors consider Festuca jubata Lowe as an endemic species common to Madeira and the Azores. Saint-Yves proposed that F. jubata was an Azorean endemic and described a geovicarious taxon in Madeira: F. filiformis C. Sm. ex Link in Buch ssp. mandonii St.-Yves. We undertook a complete bibliographical revision of the taxonomy, nomenclature, and chorology of F. jubata s.l., and contrasted it with morphological and anatomical studies performed on samples from the Azores and Madeira. Azorean plants usually identified as F. jubata had a character combination distinct from that of those with a Madeiran provenance. Saint-Yves’ proposal of two independent taxa was correct, but he erroneously considered F. jubata as an Azorean endemic because the name F. jubata was based on Madeiran plants. Consequently, F. jubata auct. pl. from the Azores belongs to a new species.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0024-4074
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