Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Etymological dictionary of grasses.

Abstract

This dictionary provides explanations of the meaning and origins of generic and specific names of grasses (regarded in this book as species included in the Poaceae). There are about 12 500 entries, covering most names published during the last 250 years. Some older names for which no interpretation was given with the original description have been omitted. The book is based on a previous 'Etymological dictionary of grasses' by HT Clifford, published in 1996, but has bee fully revised and expanded.