[Taxacom] Checklist of World Grasses

Simon Bryan bryan.simon at derm.qld.gov.au
Thu Dec 9 21:13:22 CST 2010

A check-list of currently accepted species of grasses of the world can
be found at the GrassWorld Scratchpad
The first list includes authors,  place of publication and TDWG Level 1
distributions  (Europe, Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia,
Australasia, Pacific, North America, South America, Antarctic.) and
classification, where subfamilies, tribes and genera follow GPWG and
subsequent grass taxonomic literature.
Lists of each Continental Region follow, with TDWG Level 3 distributions
indicated. Distributional information has been gleaned from the
agrostological literature, the Kew SYNON access database and TROPICOS. 
Feedback from users would be much appreciated in cases where information
is noted to be incorrect or where different distributional information
from that given in this check-list is known. Exchange of such
information can be placed in the Forums section of the GrassWorld
It is possible to provide a list of grasses to interested parties of any
country of the world or region of larger countries (Russia, China,
India, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Australia, South
Africa) where this information is available.
Bryan Simon
Principal Botanist
Queensland Herbarium
DERM, Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Mt Coot-tha, Toowong, Qld 4066

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