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 straightforward and higher entry to

grass info than ever ahead of in human background. that's

a marked leap forward. Congratulazioni Professor

Quattrocchi !”

—Daniel F. Austin, writing in monetary Botany

 The outstanding paintings of a super botanist and linguist, this severely acclaimed unprecedented lexicon bargains an critical advisor for all these concerned with vegetation and gardens, whether or not they are growing to be, learning, or writing approximately them. Detailing nearly 800 common names and millions of species of grasses, together with cereals and forages, this 3 quantity set lists all correct houses on the topic of the most and secondary makes use of of the grasses, in addition to certain descriptions and geographical distribution. Entries contain genus, synonyms, and etymology, in addition to vernacular names, rejected names, and orthographic editions. It offers an enormous volume of imprecise assets of approximately very unlikely to discover info.

Destined to develop into a seminal source for these without delay concerned with botany, plant technology, horticulture, and agriculture, this masterly referenced paintings also will improve the certainty of any person within the actual or social sciences who's desirous about background, the delivery of rules, 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 regular and extraordinary assets that comes with either digital and print media, in addition to own research. those resources comprise papers of common curiosity, experiences and files, taxonomic revisions, box stories, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature and literature tout courtroom , assets on hand at numerous average historical past libraries, floras and conventional plant life works, neighborhood floras and native histories, nomenclatural histories, and the overseas 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 complex nomenclature lexicon ever compiled during this sector, it truly is even more than a dictionary. It deals specified perception throughout a variety of topics that come with the historical past of botany and botanists, travels and botanical discoveries, the histories of drugs, technology, and mankind, the background of genera and species, linguistics, geography, and ethnography. whereas this data will not be usually present in such references, it’s the author’s trust that every one those info belong to any entire heritage of botany.

Umberto Quattrocchi earned his first measure in political technological know-how from the collage of Palermo. He this fulfillment with an M.D., focusing on obstetrics and gynecology. In 1992, he retired from the perform of medication to pursue his reports in botany internationally whereas instructing as a professor of political technology. hugely prolific, Quattrocchi has various political and botanical books and articles to his credits, together with these on crops and gardening which were released in Hortus and The backyard . In 1997, he obtained the distinguished Hanbury Botanical backyard Award promoted via the Premio Grinzane Cavour for his booklet Piante Rustiche Tropicali .  He obtained a moment Hanbury Award for the bestselling CRC global 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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2001, Sandra S. Aliscioni, Liliana M. Giussani, Fernando O. Zuloaga and Elizabeth A. ” Am. J. Bot. 90: 796-821. 2003, Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 46: 13-14. 2003. Species A. C. , nom. ) Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Upper Nile, Tanzania, Uganda. Annual, decumbent, scrambling, straggling, weak, linear-lanceolate leaf blades, economic plant, useful grass, sometimes floating, forage, hay, good fodder, high grazing value weakly stemmed, a serious pest of cultivation, a weed of rice paddies and hill rice, marshes, shallow water, wet areas, similar to Acroceras zizanioides (Kunth) Dandy, see Botanical Gazette 3(3): 20.

92: 1045-1058. 2005, Oikos 108(2): 241-252. Feb 2005, New Phytologist 165(2): 391-410. Feb 2005, Cladistics 21(1)1: 5-30, Feb 2005, Plant, Cell and Environment 28(2): 176-191. Feb 2005, Oikos 109(1): 154-166. Apr 2005, New Phytologist 166(1): 5-8, 291-303. Apr 2005. Species A. ) Jaub. ) Roem. ) Á. ) Egypt, Israel. Related to wheat, see Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 26. 1775, Systema Vegetabilium 2: 760. 1817, Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium 4: 11, t. 309. 1850-1853, Flora of Syria, Palestine, and Sinai 901.

1987, Darwiniana 28(1-4): 191-217. ], Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 125-201. 1990, Darwiniana 30(1-4): 87-94. 1990, Flora of the Guianas. Series A, Phanerogams 8: 42-45. 1990, Flora Mesoamericana 6: 329. 1994, Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 209-210. 1995, American Journal of Botany 88: 1993-2012. 2001, Sandra S. Aliscioni, Liliana M. Giussani, Fernando O. Zuloaga and Elizabeth A. ” Am. J. Bot. 90: 796-821. 2003, Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 46: 13-14. 2003. Species A.

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