Grasses of Townsville

Hooker, Nanette B. (2016) Grasses of Townsville. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] Welcome to the grasses of the Townsville area. The genera covered in this publication 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. This book provides a means of identifying the native and naturalised grasses of the Townsville region.

The aim of this book is to help students, researchers, conservationists and anyone else who is interested in the Poaceae family. This book provides a description and photographs of the genera and 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. There are 165 natives, 65 non-natives and 4 cultivated grasses found in the Townsville area and I have described 234 grass species, subspecies and varieties.

Item ID: 44143
Item Type: Book (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-9942333-3-2
Keywords: Poaceae; grasses; Townsville; identification; flora
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© 2016 Nanette Hooker. This is an open access book distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Erratum: The content of page 125 and page 187 has been corrected (05 February 2021).

Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 00:03
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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