Festuca archeri E. B. Alexeev

Archer’s Fescue (Festuca archeri)  

Archer’s Fescue was described in 1987, it is known exclusively from the type specimen that was collected at an unknown locality in Tasmania, Australia, and which consists of the upper part of a single culm and its inflorescence.  

The species was never found again and is most likely extinct. [1]  



[1] Mark Wapstra; Fred Duncan; Alex Buchanan; Richard Schahinger: Finding a botanical Lazarus: Tales of Tasmanian plant species ‘risen from the dead’. The Tasmanian Naturalist 128: 61-85. 2006  


edited: 08.01.2019