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Systematics of California Grasses (Poaceae)

Paul M. Peterson and Robert J. Soreng

in California Grasslands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0002
Systematics of California Grasses (Poaceae)

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This chapter provides a brief overview of the morphology and ecology of grasses and discusses the phylogeny or evolutionary relationships among organisms of the major tribes of California grasses (Poaceae). In California, eight subfamilies are currently recognized: Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, Pooideae, Arundinoideae, Danthonoideae, Aristidoideae, Chloridoideae, and Panicoideae.

Keywords: grasses; Poaceae; Bambusoideae; Ehrhartoideae; Pooideae; Arundinoideae; Danthonoideae; Aristidoideae; Chloridoideae; Panicoideae

Chapter.  7282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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