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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 email@example.com