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Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary [Paperback]

James G. Harris
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January 2001 0964022168 978-0964022164 2 Reprint
Plant identification employs an extensive and complex terminology. Professional botanists often need several years in the field to master this terminology, and it presents a daunting obstacle to the student of botany.

The meaning of most botanical terms, however, is immediately apparent when an illustration is available. That is the purpose of this volume. Plant Identification Terminology provides over nineteen hundred clear illustrations of terms used in plant identification keys and descriptions. It also includes definitions for more than twenty-seven hundred taxonomic terms.

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This book will provide a helpful aid to students and others who need to learn our taxonomic language. -- The American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter, July 1994

This wonderful little gem of a book is a must-have. -- Bulletin of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Sept/Oct 1994

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Winner of the CHOICE Best Academic Books Award in its first edition, Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary has been dramatically improved. The book has been thoroughly reillustrated and includes more than 300 additional terms. The best book available on plant descriptive terminology is now even better.

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5.0 out of 5 stars this book is great for students March 14 2014
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I bought this book for a plant taxonomy course. Could not recommend a better book if you are struggling to understand meanings/usage of taxonomic characters (which are crucial if you need to ID a plant). Tons of illustrations, as the book title implies, and all are very helpful. Great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great rescource Oct. 7 2013
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This book is great; it has pictures for every plant taxonomy term I've come across so far, and very clear definitions. The front section is organized like a dictionary for all the words, and the back section is divided into subsections specifically for leaf and flower terminology. I would reccomend it to anyone who wants to use taxonomic keys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great "Plant Dictionary" May 16 2008
Plant ID involves so much unfamiliar (to the layperson) terminology so that using just a field guide is often overwhelming. This is a great complementary book that is easy to use (alphabetical listing of terms, numerous diagrams) and understand. It is also thin and light, so it will not add excessive weight when carried in the field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful companion to vascular plant key Jan. 28 2003
Very good visual and textual descriptions of plant parts-essential to working through a plant key. I recommend it for my college plant id lab.
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