Grass genera in Townsville

Hooker, Nanette, and Gardiner, Christopher (2012) Grass genera in Townsville. Report. School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville.

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[Extract] Welcome to the grasses of the Townsville area. The genera covered in this treatment are those found in the lowland areas around Townsville as far north as Bluewater, south to Alligator Creek and west to the base of Hervey's Range. Most of these genera will also be found in neighbouring areas although some genera not included may occur in specific habitats.

The aim of this book is to provide a description of the grass genera as well as a list of species. The grasses belong to a very widespread and large family called the Poaceae. The original family name Gramineae is used in some publications, in Australia the preferred family name is Poaceae. It is one of the largest flowering plant families of the world, comprising more than 700 genera, and more than 10,000 species. In Australia there are over 1300 species including non-native grasses. In the Townsville area there are more than 220 grass species.

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