Illustrated Plant Glossary
24th November 2021
- ISBN 9781800620674
- Language English
- Pages 332 pp.
- Size 8" x 11"
The Illustrated Plant Glossary is a comprehensive glossary of over 4000 terms related to plant sciences, featuring superb color illustrations to aid comprehension of many of the plant terms.
The topics covered in this glossary include anatomy, angiosperms, bryophytes, chemistry, cytology, family specific terms, ferns and fern allies, flowers, fruit, genetics, gymnosperms, habit and growth, habitat and ecology, indumentum, inflorescence, leaves, reproduction, roots, seeds, systematics and more.
The Illustrated Plant Glossary sets a new standard in glossaries and is a must-have reference for plant scientists, plant science teachers and students, libraries, horticulturalists, ecologists, gardeners and naturalists.
"A good botanical glossary - and by good, I mean one that is both useful and used often - is a potent mix of art and science. In this case, the art is both literal, through Enid Mayfield's beautifully soft and precise watercolours, and in the exquisite way the definitions are crafted and presented. The science of course is in the detail, and this is exceptional. The result is more than a charming addition to my bookshelf. It will now unseat my previous glossary of choice (from Kew Gardens no less) and sit proudly beside Benjamin Daydon Jackson's Glossary of Botanical Terms, a masterwork of science but not of art."Professor Tim Entwisle, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia