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Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary Paperback – Jan 2001


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  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Spring Lake Pub; 2 Reprint edition (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964022168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964022164
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The second edition differs from the first mainly in a revision of the line-drawings which constitute the illustrations. In addition some entries were added and a much brighter cover was adopted.
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 am a plant community ecologist that prides myself in knowing many of the plants in the Intermountain West. However, myself and students are always finding new plants, especially as we move into new areas. My primary plant keys are the Intermountain Flora and Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Since I only key a couple months out of the year I forget many of the terms, needing a refresher as I start back out in the spring (my students call it winter death). My students and I find this book very useful and easy to use, particarly for beginning students. It is always with us in the field.
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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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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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