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CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific by Umberto Quattrocchi

By Umberto Quattrocchi

2008 NOMINEE

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

Annual Award for an important paintings in Botanical or Horticultural Literature

“… we now have more uncomplicated and higher entry to

grass information than ever prior to in human heritage. that's

a marked leap forward. Congratulazioni Professor

Quattrocchi !”

—Daniel F. Austin, writing in financial Botany

 The extraordinary paintings of an excellent botanist and linguist, this significantly acclaimed unprecedented lexicon bargains an essential advisor for all these concerned with crops and gardens, whether or not they are turning out to be, learning, or writing approximately them. Detailing nearly 800 standard names and millions of species of grasses, together with cereals and forages, this 3 quantity set lists all appropriate homes concerning the most and secondary makes use of of the grasses, in addition to distinctive descriptions and geographical distribution. Entries comprise genus, synonyms, and etymology, in addition to vernacular names, rejected names, and orthographic editions. It offers a major quantity of imprecise assets of approximately most unlikely to discover info.

Destined to turn into a seminal source for these without delay concerned with botany, plant technological know-how, horticulture, and agriculture, this masterly referenced paintings also will increase the knowledge of any one within the actual or social sciences who's occupied with heritage, the beginning of principles, tradition, the artwork of bibliography, and the evolution of linguistics.

Utilizes a Myriad of assets

Cites Tens of millions of References

The fabric present in the volumes has been painstakingly amassed from a large choice of common and bizarre assets that comes with either digital and print media, in addition to own research. those assets comprise papers of common curiosity, studies and documents, taxonomic revisions, box reviews, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature and literature tout court docket , assets on hand at a number of normal historical past libraries, floras and traditional plant life works, neighborhood floras and native histories, nomenclatural histories, and the foreign Code of Botanical Nomenclature.  Leaving no stone unturned , the writer additionally culled details from reference collections, botanical gardens, museums, and nurseries, dictionaries, drawings, poetry, magazine articles, own communications, and biographies.

Much greater than a Nomenclature Reference

While those volumes function the main authoritative and complicated nomenclature lexicon ever compiled during this sector, it's even more than a dictionary. It bargains detailed perception throughout various matters that come with the heritage of botany and botanists, travels and botanical discoveries, the histories of drugs, technology, and mankind, the historical past of genera and species, linguistics, geography, and ethnography. whereas this knowledge is probably not quite often present in such references, it’s the author’s trust that every one those information belong to any entire historical past of botany.

Umberto Quattrocchi earned his first measure in political technology from the collage of Palermo. He this success with an M.D., focusing on obstetrics and gynecology. In 1992, he retired from the perform of drugs to pursue his reports in botany internationally whereas instructing as a professor of political technological know-how. hugely prolific, Quattrocchi has a number of political and botanical books and articles to his credits, together with these on vegetation and gardening which have been released in Hortus and The backyard . In 1997, he acquired the distinguished Hanbury Botanical backyard Award promoted via the Premio Grinzane Cavour for his e-book Piante Rustiche Tropicali .  He bought a moment Hanbury Award for the bestselling CRC international Dictionary of Plant Names. he's a member of the overseas Dendrology Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Botanical Society of the United States. he's additionally an elected Fellow of the world-renowned Linnean Society

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Ohwi (Acrachne racemosa (Roem. ) Ohwi; Acrachne racemosa (B. ) Lindl. D. ) Wight & Arn. ; Eleusine racemosa Heyne ex Roem. ; Leptochloa racemosa (B. Heyne ex Roem. ) Kunth; Sclerodactylon micrandrum P. C. Keng & L. H. Schimper) Africa, Arabia, China, Hainan, Yunnan. Annual, tufted, herbaceous, smooth, erect or geniculately ascending, sparsely branched or simple, ligule a fringed membrane, leaf blades tapering to a tip, slender ascending inflorescence, spike-like racemes whorled, glumes unequal, lanceolate upper glume shortly awned and acuminate, narrowly oblong lower glume acute and mucronate, lemmas tipped with a stout short awnpoint, a good fodder grass for cattle, low grazing value, a weed of cultivation, shade-loving, occurs in moist places, field margins, waste ground, ruderal, sandy soils, disturbed places, in gravelly wadi beds, riverbanks, see Hortus Bengalensis, or a catalogue … 8.

M. W. Lorch; Dactyloctenium henrardianum Bor) India, Tamil Nadu. See Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis, … 2: 1029. 1809 and Blumea, Supplement 3: 44. 1946, Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 39(3): 490, f. 1-5. 1960, Kew Bulletin 37(1): 158. 1982. A. racemosa (B. Heyne ex Roem. ) Ohwi (Acrachne racemosa (Roem. ) Ohwi; Acrachne racemosa (B. ) Lindl. D. ) Wight & Arn. ; Eleusine racemosa Heyne ex Roem. ; Leptochloa racemosa (B. Heyne ex Roem. ) Kunth; Sclerodactylon micrandrum P.

1989, Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 46: 13. 2003. Species A. D. Webster; Panicum gracile R. ) Ecuador. 15 Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov. Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov. W. Lorch, Arthrochloa R. , Camusia Lorch, Normanboria Butzin Greek akros “the summit, terminal, highest, at the top” and achne “chaff, glume, scale,” referring to the terminal glume and lemmas. Three species, Old World tropics, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, China. ) Wight & Arn. , see Chloris Melvilliana 35.

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