Vol. 75 No. 2 (2020)
Articles

A key to the grasses (Poaceae) of Egypt: Grasses of Egypt

Paul M. Peterson
Department of Botany MRC-166, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20013-7012, USA
Hasnaa A. Hosni
Herbarium, Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
Eman K. Shamo
Herbarium, Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
Published November 18, 2020
Keywords
  • classification,
  • Gramineae,
  • grasses,
  • Egypt,
  • identification key
How to Cite
Peterson, P. M., Hosni, H. A., & Shamo, E. K. (2020). A key to the grasses (Poaceae) of Egypt. Webbia, 75(2), 329-353. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-9004

Abstract

A key for identifying 284 native and naturalized Egyptian grass species belonging to 103 genera in 22 tribes and 7 subfamilies is presented. The key is principally based on floral characters of the inflorescence and spikelet. A list and classification of all known species of Egyptian grasses is provided.

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