The family Poaceae was named and described by John Hendley Barnhart in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club in 1895.
Plants of the World Online lists 748 accepted genera in this family of grasses.
Recent finding have dated fossils of grasses as far back as 66 million years.
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