Festuca benthamiana Vickery (1939:13)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Festuca duriuscula var. aristata Benth. in Fl. Austral. 7: 664 (1878)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1851 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:17)

Rediscovered in 1988 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:17)



South Australia & Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Sharp, D. and Simon, B. K. (2002). AusGrass: Grasses of Australia [electronic resource].

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.


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