The Kew Plant Glossary: An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms

The Kew Plant Glossary: An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms
Author: 
Henk Beentje
Publisher: 
Kew
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–1–842–46422–9

paper, 160 pp., $30.00

Defining more than 4,000 terms used to describe plants in textbooks and scientific research, Kew botanist Henk Beentje provides a vital tool for students and professionals in the field of botany. After introducing the sources for the explanations, Beentje, as a botanical lexicographer, sets forth some of the symbols, suffixes, and prefixes used in botanical terminology. Extensively illustrated with line drawings, as well as a color chart that assists the reader in interpretation of the individual descriptions, this dictionary of terms is an updated, essential reference for all those concerned with plants.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
1