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POALES Small, 1903 (grasses, sedges & rushes)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

CYPERACEAE (cotton-grasses, spike-rushes and sedges)
Blysmus compressus (Flat-sedge), eg: Blysmus compressus (Flat-sedge) - Plant Bolboschoenus maritimus (Sea Club-rush), eg: Bolboschoenus maritimus (Sea Club-rush) - Plant Carex (sedges), eg: Carex rostrata (Bottle Sedge) - Plant - in situ Cladium mariscus (Great Fen-sedge), eg: Cladium mariscus (Great Fen-sedge) - Inflorescence - against sky Cyperus (galingales), eg: Cyperus eragrostis (Pale Galingale) - Spikelets Eleocharis (spike-rushes), eg: Eleocharis multicaulis (Many-stalked Spike-rush) - In situ Eriophorum (cottongrasses, bog-cottons), eg: Eriophorum angustifolium (Common Cottongrass) - Inflorescence Isolepis (a genus of flowering plants), eg: Isolepis setacea (Bristle Club-rush) - Flower spikes - close-up Rhynchospora (a beak-sedges), eg: Rhynchospora alba (White Beak-sedge) - Inflorescences - in situ Schoenoplectus (club-rushes), eg: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani x triqueter = S. x kuekenthalianus (a hybrid club-rush) - Inflorescence Schoenus nigricans (Black Bog-rush), eg: Schoenus nigricans (Black Bog-rush) - Plant Scirpus (a genus of flowering plants), eg: Scirpus sylvaticus (Wood Club-rush) - Plant Trichophorum (deergrasses), eg: Trichophorum germanicum s.s. (Deergrass) - Plant - above hill stream
Family 66 subtaxa 32 ident refs
ERIOCAULACEAE (pipeworts) Family 1 subtaxon  
Eriocaulon aquaticum (Hill) Druce (Pipewort) Species   1 ident refs
JUNCACEAE (rushes and wood-rushes)
Juncus (rushes), eg: Juncus acutus (Sharp Rush) - Plant Luzula (wood-rushes), eg: Luzula pilosa (Hairy Woodrush) - Plant
Family 17 subtaxa 9 ident refs
POACEAE (grasses, couch)
Anthoxanthum (vernal-grasses), eg: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Sweet Vernal Grass, Sweet Vernal-grass) - Sward with flower heads Arrhenatherum (false oat-grasses), eg: Arrhenatherum elatius (False Oat-grass) - Plant ARUNDINOIDEAE (a subfamily of grasses), eg: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea (Purple Moor-grass) - Inflorescence with anthers - portion BAMBUSOIDEAE (bamboos, rice & weeping grasses), eg: Arundo donax (a bamboo) - Plant - in garden situation CHLORIDOIDEAE (a subfamily of grasses), eg: Unidentified Spartina (Unidentified Cord-grasses) - Stem and leaf bases Cynosurus (dog's-tails), eg: Cynosurus cristatus (Crested Dog’S-tail) - Spike - back view - close-up Melica (melicks), eg: Melica uniflora (Wood Melick) - In situ PANICOIDEAE (millets & maizes), eg: Setaria pumila (Yellow Bristle-grass) - Infructescence - immature Parapholis (hard-grasses), eg: Parapholis strigosa (Hard Grass, Hard-grass) - Plants - in situ Polypogon (a genus of grasses), eg: Polypogon monspeliensis (Annual Beard-grass) - Plant POOIDEAE (a subfamily of grasses), eg: Bromus hordeaceus (Soft-brome) - Plant (Cereals), eg: Triticum aestivum (Bread Wheat) - Ears - close-up Trisetum (a genus of grasses), eg: Trisetum flavescens (Yellow Oat-grass) - Inflorescence - detail
Family 99 subtaxa 90 ident refs
TYPHACEAE (bulrushes)
Sparganium (bur-reeds), eg: Sparganium erectum (Branched Bur-reed) - Plant Typha (bulrushes, reedmaces), eg: Typha angustifolia (Lesser Bulrush) - Plant
Family 5 subtaxa 4 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 35 general literature references to POALES (grasses, sedges & rushes)

POALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 5064 feeding and other relationships of POALES (grasses, sedges & rushes)

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