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  • proper noun obsolete A taxonomic family within the order Poales — now known as Poaceae - the grasses.


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From Latin gramen ("grass") +‎ -eae


  • The grass family Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) has some 10,000 species and 650 to 900 genera.


  • Tall herbfields grow on well-developed humus soils, dominated by species of Compositae, Cyperaceae, Gramineae, Juncaceae, Ranunculaceae, and Umbelliferae.

    Australian Alps montane grasslands

  • Ephedraceae, Labiatae, Gramineae, Compositae, and Leguminosae make up the understory shrubs and perennial grass of this ecoregion.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • In Brazil linework follows INGE, from which we lump the following classifications: "woody-grass (Gramineae)", "savanna – ombrophilous forest transition", "dense wooded savanna", and small portions of "ombrophilous forest-seasonal forest" which fell within the greater delineation.

    Guyanan savanna

  • There are over 10 species of rooted plants with water-borne leaves and stems, generally Gramineae that are terrestrial when floodwater is absent, plus opportunistic Cyperaceae.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • Alpine communities include dwarf ericaceous shrubs (Ericaceae), dwarf birch (Betula sp.), willow (Salix spp.), grass (Gramineae), lichen, and bare bedrock at elevations above the tree line.

    Northern Cordillera forests

  • The cereals from Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture are plants in the grass family, the Gramineae, whose members produce edible and nutritious seeds, the grains.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • R.Br. Gramineae (Poaceae) syn: P. typhoides (Burm.)

    Chapter 7

  • Amino acid composition of the cereal tef and related species of Eragrostis (Gramineae).

    Chapter 28

  • Manganese and silicon interaction in the Gramineae.

    Chapter 8


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