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The Kew Plant Glossary: An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Identification Terms

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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.

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

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Bibliography and websites used

Glossary

Symbols

Suffixes

Prefixes

Abbreviations

Botanical terms (incorporating 735 illustrations)

Grouped terms

and#160;and#160;and#160; Three-dimensional shapes

and#160;and#160;and#160; Two-dimensional shapes

and#160;and#160;and#160; Division and branching

and#160;and#160;and#160; Arrangement and direction

and#160;and#160;and#160; Surfaces

and#160;and#160;and#160; Stems and roots

and#160;and#160;and#160; Leaves

and#160;and#160;and#160; Inflorescences

and#160;and#160;and#160; Flowers

and#160;and#160;and#160; Fruits and seeds

and#160;and#160;and#160; Specialised terms for selected groups

and#160;and#160;and#160; The Raunkiaer system

and#160;and#160;and#160; Tree bark types

Colour terms

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842464229
Author:
Beentje, Henk
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Illustrator:
Williamson, Juliet
Author:
Beentje, Henk J.
Author:
Beentje, Henk
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Botany-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
800 line drawings
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in

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