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The Names of plants

Author: David Gledhill
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gledhill
ISBN: 9780521685535 0521685532 9780521866453 0521866456
OCLC Number: 804183494
Description: VIII, 426 p. ; 23 cm
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.
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