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The names of plants

Author: D Gledhill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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An invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists, this book begins with an historical account of the significant changes in the ways plants have been known and named. It then provides a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Terminology
Nomenclature
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Gledhill
OCLC Number: 656815775
Notes: Versement en lot.
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique)
Contents: Preface; The nature of the problem; The size of the problem; Towards a solution to the problem; The rules of botanical nomenclature - Family names; Generic names; Species names; Epithets commemorating people; Geographical epithets; Categories below the rank of species; Hybrids; Synonymy and illegitimacy; The international code of nomenclature for cultivated plants; Graft chimaeras; The glossary; Bibliography.
Responsibility: David Gledhill.

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