The grass genera of the world.
Detailed descriptions of the 785 grass genera are given based on a taxonomic data bank. Up to 496 characters, dealing with nomenclature, general morphology, leaf anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, chromosome numbers, fruit and embryo structure, seedling form, cytology, intergeneric hybrids, phytogeography and distribution, ecology, pathogens, classification and economic aspects are used to describe each genus. An index of genera, including alternative names, is provided. This book provides an important reference source for researchers interested in grasses.