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Guide to Texas Grasses Robert B. Shaw Photographs by Paul Montgomery and Robert B. Shaw General editors for this series are Craig Nessler, director of Texas AgriLife Research, and Edward G. Smith, director of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. “Why Grasses Are Important” is updated and modified from Shaw (2008) to reflect information specific to Texas. Used with permission of the University of Colorado Press. “The Grass Plant” closely follows that presented in Shaw (2008), Hignight, Wipff, and Hatch (1988), and Stubbendieck, Hatch, and Landholt (2003). Used with permission of the University of Colorado Press and Texas AgriLife Research and University of Nebraska Press, respectively. The section on collecting grass specimens and the glossary are adapted from Gould and Shaw (1983). Grass illustrations are from Barkworth et al. (2003, 2007). Used with permission of Utah State University. The physiographic and major river maps follow those of Stephens and Holmes (1989) and are used with permission of the University of Oklahoma Press. Figures on the grass plant, spikelet and floret structure, inflorescence types, and ligule forms are from North American Wildland Plants (Stubbendieck, Hatch, and Landholt 2003). Used with permission of the University of Nebraska Press. Copyright © 2012 by Texas A&M University Press Manufactured in China by Everbest Printing Co. through FCI Print Group All rights reserved First edition This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48–1992 (Permanence of Paper). Binding materials have been chosen for durability. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Shaw, Robert Blaine, 1949– Guide to Texas grasses / Robert B. Shaw ; photographs by Paul Montgomery and Robert B. Shaw.—1st ed. p. cm.—(AgriLife Research and Extension Service series) “Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.” Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-60344-186-5 (pb-flexibound : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-60344-186-7 (pb-flexibound : alk. paper) ISBN-13: 978-1-60344-674-7 (e-book) ISBN-10: 978-1-60344-674-5 (e-book) 1. Grasses—Texas Identification. I. Texas A & M University. Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. II. Title. III. Series: AgriLife Research and Extension Service series. QK495.G74S544 2011 584.’909764—dc22 2011005238 Dedicated to my teacher and mentor Frank Walton Gould (1913–1981) Dr. Gould was the preeminent US agrostologist from the 1950s until his death in 1981. He was educated at Northern Illinois Teachers College (BE), University of Wisconsin (MS), and University of California at Berkeley (PhD) where he worked under Lincoln Constance. He taught at Dixie Junior College, Compton Junior College, University of Arizona, and Texas A&M University , where he concluded his academic career as a distinguished professor, earning emeritus status . His major books include Grasses of the Southwestern US (1951), Texas Plants—a Checklist and Ecological Summary (1962), Grasses of the Texas Coastal Bend (with Box, 1965), Grass Systematics (1968), Grasses of Texas (1975), Common Grasses of Texas (1978), and Grasses of Baja California, Mexico (with Moran, 1981). Some of the grass genera he researched and revised were Elymus, Andropogon, Bouteloua, Panicum , and Dichanthelium. His doctoral students (including Arshad Ali, Kelly Allred, Lynn Clark, Steve Hatch, Zarir Kapadia, Robert Lonard, Floyd Waller, Robert Webster, and Jose Valls) have made significant contributions to systematics , and their students continue the tradition. The photograph is courtesy of Lucile Gould Bridges, his wife of 40 years, and the Gould family . Funds to purchase the illustrations for this book were made available through the Frank W. Gould Award for Graduate Research Support in Plant Systematics administered by the Texas A&M Development Foundation. . . . all flesh is grass . . . Isaiah 40:6 ...


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