Gerhard Pils

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The differences betweenFestuca vivipara (tetraploid) andF. ovina subsp.supina (diploid), two often confused taxa, are demonstrated in regard to morphology, leaf anatomy, ecology and distribution. New maps illustrate the distribution ofF. vivipara in the Alps and the Northern Hemisphere. The development of different polyploidy levels withinF. vivipara as a(More)
The biosystematics of theFestuca violacea group (F. rubra subsp.violacea sensuHackel) in the Eastern Alps is studied.F. picturata Pils (=F. picta Kit. exSchultes nonJ. F. Gmelin) is confirmed as diploid, whereas the chromosome numbers forF. nitida (diploid),F. puccinellii (hexaploid), andF. norica (diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid) are reported for the(More)
The new species belongs toFestuca halleri agg. (F. ovina s. latiss.) and is diploid. Its habitat are alpine snow bed communities (Arabidetalia caeruleae) of the southern Alps, between the Brenta and Mt Cadria in the W and Mt Cavallo near Belluno in the E. Morphological, anatomical, epidermal, and ecological comparisons with related species suggest that it(More)
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