Poaceae

Family in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

Digitised Reference Slides
Distribution
Poaceae (rights holder:)

True Grasses

The true grasses, family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), is one of the most speciose plant families, comprising over 10,000 species with a Gondwanan origin approximated at about 80-100 million years ago (although there are fossil specimens that potentially push the origin earlier; Prasad et al. 2011; Vicentini et al. 2008; Stevens 2013).   Distributed world-wide, the true grasses are absent on... Text © Dana Campbell

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Definition
Genera
Taxonomic Completion
5.40%
41 of 759 accepted Genera.
Global Pollen Project UUID
ca14d3b5-aefd-4747-b149-81c9406b709a
Botanical Reference
None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.
Connected Datasets

This taxon is currently linked to the following locations.

The Plant List Global Biodiversity Information Facility