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