By Prof. Dr. H. Trevor Clifford, Peter D. Bostock (auth.)
As hired right here the time period grass applies merely to species integrated within the Poaceae, one of many biggest households of flowering crops. even if, the be aware is frequently utilized to any herbaceous plant with lengthy, slender leaves. the same view was once followed via the Ancients. The Greeks utilized the phrases poa, poe and agrostis to herbaceous crops in most cases and the Romans hired the phrases gramen and herba in the same feel. In either cultures, certain names have been utilized to species of financial or designated s- nificance. As a massive resource of cereals, pasture vegetation or even trees, the Poaceae are the most vital financial plant households. Many have got vernacular names yet those differ from position to put and so are of restricted price for technical reasons. For ease conversation vernacular names are changed with bino- als whose use is managed through a world physique. firstly the binomials have been derived ordinarily from phrases of Classical Greek or Latin, however the perform used to be by no means strictly enforced. this day taxonomists frequently hire phrases from their very own language or inn to naming grasses after locations, humans, ships, makes use of, acronyms to call yet a couple of resources. within the method the names are usually Latinized making it tough for readers, specially these whose language has no longer been inf- enced via the ecu Classics, to acknowledge their assets and to figure out their meanings.