Grasses of New South Wales, fourth edition
By S.W.L. Jacobs, R.D.B. Whalley and D.J.B. Wheeler
Published in 2008 by The University of New England, wiro bound, 450 pages
Price $A80.00, plus $A12 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote
- About the authors
- Table of contents
The aim of this book is to help students, agriculturalists, other scientists and anyone else interested in vegetation to identify the many grasses growing in New South Wales.
This edition now contains more than twice as much information as the earlier versions. It has introductory chapters on many aspects of grass biology and the mysterious world of keys and botanical nomenclature. Species descriptions and more illustrations are important additions to the text, as are updated name changes and new records.
The authors bring together more than 100 years experience of Australian grasses in ecological and taxonomic research, as well as teaching.
About the authors
Dorothy Wheeler was formerly at The University of New England, Armidale.
Surrey Jabobs is with the National Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Wal Whalley is with the School of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, The University of New England, Armidale.
Table of contents
List of abbreviations
The grass family and its importance
The grass plant
How to examine a specimen
How to use a botanical key
Classification of the grasses
Botanical nomenclature and voucher specimens
Distribution of the grasses
First key to genera
Second key to genera
Pictorial key to genera (includes section on decorative grasses)
Genera and species (pages 107-400)