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The Names of Plants

Author: David Gledhill
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. The first section gives an historical account of the significant changes in the ways that plants have been known and named. It documents the problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants, and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International Codes for both botanical and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Names of Plants
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Gledhill
ISBN: 9780511550898 0511550898
OCLC Number: 938986293
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 13 Sep 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (elektronisk resurs (viii, 426 s., 7 plates -bl.) : illustrations, table)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: David Gledhill.
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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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