Definition of Family poaceae
1. Noun. The grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Graminales, Order Graminales
Member holonyms: Graminaceous Plant, Gramineous Plant, Aegilops, Genus Aegilops, Agropyron, Genus Agropyron, Agrostis, Genus Agrostis, Alopecurus, Genus Alopecurus, Andropogon, Genus Andropogon, Arrhenatherum, Genus Arrhenatherum, Arundo, Genus Arundo, Avena, Genus Avena, Bromus, Genus Bromus, Bouteloua, Genus Bouteloua, Buchloe, Genus Buchloe, Cenchrus, Genus Cenchrus, Chloris, Genus Chloris, Cortaderia, Genus Cortaderia, Cynodon, Genus Cynodon, Dactylis, Genus Dactylis, Dactyloctenium, Genus Dactyloctenium, Digitaria, Genus Digitaria, Echinochloa, Genus Echinochloa, Eleusine, Genus Eleusine, Elymus, Genus Elymus, Eragrostis, Genus Eragrostis, Erianthus, Genus Erianthus, Festuca, Genus Festuca, Genus Glyceria, Glyceria, Genus Holcus, Holcus, Genus Hordeum, Hordeum, Genus Leymus, Leymus, Genus Lolium, Lolium, Genus Muhlenbergia, Muhlenbergia, Genus Oryza, Oryza, Genus Oryzopsis, Oryzopsis, Genus Panicum, Panicum, Genus Paspalum, Genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum, Genus Phalaris, Phalaris, Genus Phleum, Phleum, Genus Phragmites, Phragmites, Genus Poa, Poa, Meadow Grass, Meadowgrass, Genus Saccharum, Saccharum, Genus Schizachyrium, Schizachyrium, Genus Secale, Secale, Genus Setaria, Setaria, Millet, Genus Sorghum, Sorghum, Genus Spartina, Spartina, Genus Sporobolus, Sporobolus, Genus Stenotaphrum, Stenotaphrum, Genus Triticum, Triticum, Genus Zea, Zea, Genus Zizania, Zizania, Genus Zoisia, Genus Zoysia, Zoisia, Bambuseae, Tribe Bambuseae
Specialized synonyms: Calamagrostis, Genus Calamagrostis
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Literary usage of Family poaceae
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1. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"In the Grasses proper (family poaceae) each flower is in the axil of an outer bract (flowering glume, flowering scale, lemma). The perianth consists of a ..."
2. What comes from what, or, The relationships of animals and plants by Charles L. Abbott (1922)
"Botanists have had great difficulty with the grass family (Poaceae). For a long time the corn tribe •was regarded as the lowest and placed-at the bottom, ..."
3. Genes in the Field: On-Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity by Stephen B. Brush (2000)
"... crop General botany, phylogenetic relations, and classification Barley belongs to the genus Hordeum L. in the tribe Triticeae of the family Poaceae. ..."
4. Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants: A Book of Valuable Information for by Arthur Robert Harding (1908)
"Couch Grass belongs to the grass family (Poaceae.) DESCRIPTION OF ROOTSTOCK — The pale yellow, smooth rootstock is long, ..."
5. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields ...by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"Corn is a member of the grass family Poaceae and is the second most abundant cultivated cereal worldwide. Only 20% of corn grown is consumed by people: 66% ..."
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