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The Names of Plants / Edition 4
     

The Names of Plants / Edition 4

by David Gledhill
 

ISBN-10: 0521685532

ISBN-13: 9780521685535

Pub. Date: 12/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. The first section gives an historical account of the significant changes in the ways by which plants have been known and named. It documents the problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants, and the resolution of these problems through the introduction

Overview

The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. The first section gives an historical account of the significant changes in the ways by which plants have been known and named. It documents the problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants, and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International Codes for both botanical and horticultural nomenclature. It also outlines the rules to be followed when plant breeders name a new species or cultivar of plant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521685535
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition vii

Preface to the fourth edition ix

The nature of the problem 1

The size of the problem 4

Towards a solution to the problem 9

The rules of botanical nomenclature 14

Family names 16

Generic names 17

Species names 20

Epithets commemorating people 20

Geographical epithets 22

Categories below the rank of species 22

Hybrids 23

Synonymy and illegitimacy 24

The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants 26

Graft chimaeras 29

Glossary 30

Figures 413

Bibliography 421

Index 424

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