Grasses of Townsville: 2nd edition

Hooker, Nanette B. (2023) Grasses of Townsville: 2nd edition. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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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 172 natives, 65 non-natives and 4 cultivated grasses found in the Townsville area and I have described 240 grass species, subspecies and varieties.

Item ID: 81169
Item Type: Book (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-0-6457422-7-5
Copyright Information: 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.
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 02:58
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