Flora of North America, North of Mexico

Flora of North America, North of Mexico : Volume 24: Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 1

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Flora of North America brings together for the first time ever in a concise and easy to understand format information on all of the plants growing spontaneously in North America north of Mexico. Volume 24 of Flora North America is one of two volumes on grasses to be published in this series (Volume 25, though it follows sequentially, was published in 2003). Together they will provide a comprehensive, authoritative, illustrated account of this important group of plants. Most of the species treated are either native to North America north of Mexico or are introduced species that are now established in the region, but there are many that do not fit into these categories. Among the additional species are several that the USDA has identified as major weed threats; and others that are known only as cultivated plants, some being cultivated for their ornamental value, others as sources for human food or animal forage. For instance, volume 24 includes such ecologically important genera as Elymus (wheatgrasses), Poa (bluegrasses), and Festuca (fescues), economically important species such as Triticum (wheat), Hordeum (barley), Oryza (rice), and Zizania (wild rice), several ornamental species, including some bamboos, and noxious weeds such as Elymus repens (quackgrass), and Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass). The volume includes identification keys, descriptions, line drawings, and ecological characteristics for each of the species; distribution maps for the native and established species; and a list of commonly encountered synonyms for the accepted names. The treatments, each of which has been extensively reviewed, are based on a combination of original observations and critical review of the literature.show more

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  • Hardback | 944 pages
  • 221 x 281.9 x 55.9mm | 2,903.02g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 900 line illus.
  • 0195310713
  • 9780195310719

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"This textbook addresses a need for a volume on plant cell biology that is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as many of the general cell biology textbooks that are available focus primarily on animal cells and do not cover plant specific aspects of cell biology in detail." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "This textbook addresses a need for a volume on plant cell biology that is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as many of the general cell biology textbooks that are available focus primarily on animal cells and do not cover plant specific aspects of cell biology in detail." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "This textbook addresses a need for a volume on plant cell biology that is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as many of the general cell biology textbooks that are available focus primarily on animal cells and do not cover plant specific aspects of cell biology in detail." --TheQuarterly Review of Biologyshow more

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