Plant Names Edition 3

A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

December 2007
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  • Published
    4th December 2007
  • ISBN 9781845933746
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"

The book is a plain English guide to the use of plant names and the conventions for writing them as governed by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It covers the naming of wild plants, plants modified by humans, why plant names change, their pronunciation and hints to help remember them. The final section provides a detailed guide to websites and published resources. Plant Names incorporates the latest information and research in the recently published Botanical and Cultivated Plant codes in an easy to read format, and offers a definitive guide to using the myriad names, including marketing names, on plant labels.

"[A]ttractively laid out and clearly organized with dozens of beautiful photographs, this is the book to keep on your desk."

- South African Journal of Botany

Roger Spencer

Roger Spencer is Senior Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in the Plant Identification Service. He has written many popular and scientific articles on horticultural topics and books on Elms, Grey and Silver Foliage Plants, and a recent 5-volume Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia.

Robert Cross

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Peter Lumley

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