The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

by Michael Hickey, Clive King

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This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.

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ISBN-13: 9781107085541
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; Notes to readers; Symbols; Prefixes (general); Prefixes (numerical); Suffixes; Measurements; Taxonomic ranks; Part I. The Glossary; Part II. The Illustrations: Roots, storage organs and vegetative reproduction; Seeds and seedlings; Growth and life forms; General features of flowering plants; Plant features and responses; Leaf-like structures and other vegetative features; Leaves; Hairs and scales; Floral features; Flower structure; Features of certain plant families; Fruits; Conifers and conifer allies; Ferns and fern allies.

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