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Re: your mail



On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Stanley Friesen wrote:

> I would be *very* cautious about identifying grasses per se just from
> leaves.  Grass leaves really do not differ much from those of sedges, or
> several other groups of "grass-like" monocots.  Even cattail leaves cannot
> be reliably distinguished from those of robust grasses unless they are whole.

If you've got cellular detail, even just stomatal detail, you can 
do a pretty reliable job of distinguishing the named families, even
down to tribal level.

Kay Lancaster  kay@fern.com