Seeds of South Australia
Festuca benthamiana (Gramineae)
Bentham's Fescue
List of species for Festuca
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Herbarium regions:
Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula
IBRA region
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN D)   [(no records) seen at Glenburnie (R Bates in 2000s); recently collected from Sturt Gorge]
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   (Probable Decline)
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   (Probable Decline)
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   (Probable Decline)
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [limited habitat; northern edge of range]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Festuca]
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA1400 (3.48 g)5013-Dec-2007RJB76272
Flinders Ranges
19-Sep-200820%-18°C
KHB2041-Jan-2012-18°C
BGA860 (2.55 g)14-Feb-2011KHB204 (glasshouse)
Flinders Ranges
1-Jan-2012100%-18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.