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Grasses : Panicum to Danthonia /
Robert H. Mohlenbrock.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1973.
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xix, 378 p.: illus.; 23 cm. -
ISBN
0809305216:
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1973.
isbn
0809305216:
catalogue key
4112641
 
Bibliography: p. 367-371.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, retiring with the title of Distinguished Professor. He then joined Biotic Consultants as a senior scientist teaching wetland identification classes in twenty-six states to date. Mohlenbrock has been named SIU Outstanding Scholar and has received the SIU Alumnus Teacher of the Year Award, the Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Meritorious Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Southeastern Biologists. During his career at Southern Illinois University, ninety graduate students earned degrees under his direction. Since 1984, he has been a monthly columnist for Natural History magazine
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-01-01:
Mohlenbrock's Flowering Plants is the 14th volume and another excellent portion of the series Illustrated Flora of Illinois, designed to present all information known about every kind of plant in Illinois. (Other volumes by Mohlenbrock in this subseries are Flowering Plants: Magnolias to Pitcher Plants, CH, Jul'81; and Flowering Plants: Hollies to Loases, CH, Jan'79.) This new volume covers the Chenopodiales as recognized, with minor variations, by Robert Thorne, and includes eight families, 44 genera, and 141 species and subspecific taxa. Each family is described with a notation of the total number of genera and species in the family. Similarly, each genus is described with a notation of the total number of species in the genus. Brief notes are included about economic uses as food or ornamentals. Keys to both the genera and the species are clear and readily usable. For each species, scientific name and synonyms are followed by description, common name, habitat, range outside of Illinois and distribution in Illinois, notes that include flowering time, and origin if introduced. A county distribution map for Illinois and a careful and well-executed line drawing are provided. A fine addition to the series, valuable to anyone from upper-division undergraduates to professionals.Volume 1 of the grass subseries, Grasses: Panicum to Danthonia (CH, May'74), offered a line drawing, description, common names, synonyms, habitat, and distribution for each species known in Illinois. Since then, 20 additional species have been recognized as part of the state flora, and numerous name changes have been made. This new volume reprints the original with an appendix added to incorporate omissions, corrections, and changes. In this new edition of Grasses, the appendix incorporates these changes. If the change is a new species, it is presented as were the species in the 1st edition, with name, line drawing, description, distribution, etc. If the change is taxonomic, synonyms are listed. If the change involves distribution, the new counties are noted. Valuable for anyone, upper-division undergraduates through professionals, concerned with identification of Midwestern grasses.This Sedges new edition includes all sedges in Illinois except the genus Carex, which has its own volume. The first edition was part of the Illustrated Flora of Illinois (CH, Mar'77) with 12 genera and 85 species and illustrated key to genera, descriptions, illustrations, and county distribution maps of all taxa found in Illinois. This new edition reprints the first with an appendix added to incorporate all new additions to the state flora, all name changes, and additional county distribution records. Each new species, as in the first edition, is described, illustrated, and mapped. The common names, habitat, distribution range, and state distribution are included. Now recognized for the state are 18 genera and 91 species of sedges. Valuable to upper-division undergraduates through professionals. C. T. Mason Jr. emeritus, University of Arizona
Summaries
Main Description
Because the nature of grass structures is generally so different from that of other flowering plants, a special terminology is applied to them. Mohlenbrock cites these terms, with descriptions that will make identification of unknown specimens possible. His division of the grass family into subfamilies and tribes is a major depar­ture from the sequence followed in most flora. Synonyms, with complete author citation, which have been applied to spe­cies in the northeastern United States are given under each species. In addition, each species of grass is pro­vided with a description, a distribution map, a discussion of its habitat and varia­bility, and a full-page drawing showing diagnostic characters.
Main Description
Because the nature of grass structures is generally so different from that of other flowering plants, a special terminology is applied to them. Mohlenbrock cites these terms, with descriptions that will make identification of unknown specimens possible. His division of the grass family into subfamilies and tribes is a major depar ture from the sequence followed in most flora. Synonyms, with complete author citation, which have been applied to spe cies in the northeastern United States are given under each species. In addition, each species of grass is pro vided with a description, a distribution map, a discussion of its habitat and varia bility, and a full-page drawing showing diagnostic characters.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Illustrated Key to the Genera of Grasses in Illinoisp. 15
Descriptions and Illustrationsp. 42
Poaceae--Grass Family
Subfamily Panicoideaep. 42
Subfamily Eragrostoideaep. 211
Subfamily Bambusoideaep. 337
Subfamily Oryzoideaep. 339
Subfamily Arundinoideaep. 349
Additions and Changes to the First Editionp. 359
Summary of the Taxa of Grasses in Illinoisp. 435
Species Excludedp. 437
Glossaryp. 439
Literature Citedp. 443
Index of Plant Namesp. 449
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