Excerpt from The True Grasses It is hoped also that the translation will thus be made more suitable for use as a text-book in our Agricultural Colleges, for which purpose the treatment of the structure, morphology, and physiology of grasses, given in detail and fully illustrated in Part I, renders the work especially well adapted. Those familiar with the German will tice that in translation occasional liberties have been taken with the original by the omission of unimportant matter, insertion of head-lines, etc. Except in the account of the Bambusese, all matter enclosed in brackets has been added by myself. A number of tes and observations have been added by Prof. Hackel, to whom the manuscript was submitted for revision and approval before being sent to the printers. Following the number of each genus there has been inserted, in parenthesis, its number in Bentham and Hooker's Genera Plantarum, facilitating reference to that work and at the same time showing the diversity between the systems of classification adopted. With few exceptions the illustrations are from electrotypes of the original woodcuts obtained from the German publisher, Wilhelm Engelmann, of Leipzig. The figures illustrating the spikes of the cereals were redrawn from the imprints in the original and reduced nearly one half by photo-engraving. Figures 3a and 91a are additions, while figures 45a, 75a, and 78 were drawn especially for the translation and appear here for the first time. Thanks are due Mr. Charles E.Smith, of Philadelphia, for his kind assistance with the proofs, and Dr. W. J. Beal, of Lansing, Michigan, and Mr. C. M. McClung, of Kxville, Tennessee, for their interest in the progress of the work and material aid in its publication. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.