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Old 07-19-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary

Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary

Author: James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Spring Lake Publishing
2nd edition (January 1, 2001)
ISBN-10: 0964022168
ISBN-13: 978-0964022164

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Plant taxonomy employs an extensive and complex terminology. Professional botanists often need several years in the field to master this terminology, and it presents a daunting obstacle to the student of taxonomy.

The meaning of most botanical terms, however, is immediately apparent when an illustration is available. That is the purpose of this volume. Plant Identification terminology provides over nineteen hundred clear illustrations of terms used in plant identification keys and descriptions. It also includes definitions for more than twenty-seven hundred taxonomic terms.
This book is a nice easy way to sort out all those botanical terms that you can run into when you are trying to ID a plant from a Key or other written description. When you see a term that you don't know, you can grab this book, go to the alphabetical listing of terms, and viola you'll find the definition and an illustration. From abaxial to zygomorphic, you'll know what they are talking about.

Amazon.com: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary (9780964022164): James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris: Books

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