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3. Gramineae.—Grass Family

Botanical name:

A large order yielding the cereals (wheat, rye, etc.) and sugar cane, the source of most of the sugar of the market. The characteristics of the order are the hollow stems (culms), flowers in spikelets, and the fruit, a caryopsis.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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