This accessible, comprehensive glossary covers all the descriptive terms for plants that one is likely to encounter in botanical writing, including everything from magazine articles to plant field guides, scientific papers, and monographs. An essential companion, it presents 3,600 botanical terms, accompanied by full definitions and detailed illustrations to aid in identification, all laid out in a clear, easy-to-use fashion. It will be indispensable for plant scientists, conservationists, horticulturists, gardeners, writers, and anyone working with plant descriptions, plant identification keys, floras, or field guides.
|Publisher:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Henk J. Beentje is a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with considerable field experience in Africa and Madagascar.
Table of Contents
Bibliography and websites used
Botanical terms (incorporating 735 illustrations)
Division and branching
Arrangement and direction
Stems and roots
Fruits and seeds
Specialised terms for selected groups
The Raunkiaer system
Tree bark types
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Possibly one of the most useful glossaries I have seen in a long time, with good, clear and greatly useful definitions, drawing a distinction between rare or outdated terms and those in actual use, as well as specifying which group they are used for (something that cannot be said of Stearn's Botanical Latin or Harris & Harris' Plant Identification Terminology). It would still gain from a better "perspective" approach to various aspects of terminological confusion regarding, for example, the terminology applied to leaf apices.