Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary Paperback – Jan 2001
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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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This is a great book for quickly making sure of a not entirely familiar term. This of course is also the big limitation: there is very little background info, which makes it a pretty shallow work. The idea of shallowness is reinforced since it indeed is written purely from a phytographer's point of view: it is limited to morphology only. When I have a real question I turn to Bell's "Plant_Form" which contains much more information. As I said this is a great book for a quick check, but nothing beyond that.
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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... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Moirrey
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.Published on Jan. 28 2003 by MW
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