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The names of plants / David Gledhill.

By: Gledhill, D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Edition: 3rd ed.Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 052181863X; 9780521818636; 0521523400; 9780521523400.Subject(s): Plants -- Nomenclature | Botany -- Dictionaries -- Latin (Medieval and modern) | Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries -- English | Plantes -- Nomenclature | Botany | Latin language, Medieval and modern | Plants | Plantkunde | Planten | Nomenclatuur | Pflanzenname | Plants -- Nomenclature | Botany -- Dictionaries -- Latin (Medieval and modern) | Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries -- English | PLANTS | BOTANY | NOMENCLATUREGenre/Form: Nomenclature. | Dictionaries. | Terminology. | Dictionaries.Online resources: Sample text | Table of contents | Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
The nature of the problem -- The size of the problem -- Towards a solution to the problem -- The rules of botanical nomenclature: Family names -- Generic names -- Species names -- Epithets commemorating people -- Geographical epithets -- Categories below the rank of species -- Hybrids -- Synonymy and illegitimacy -- The international code of nomenclature for cultivated plants -- Graft chimaeras -- Botanical terminology.
Review: "The Names of Plants is a handy, two-part reference book for the botanist and amateur gardener. The book begins by documenting the historical problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International Codes for both botanic and horticultural nomenclature. It also outlines the rules to be followed when plant breeders name a new species or cultivar of plant." "The second part of the book comprises an alphabetical glossary of generic and specific plant names, and components of these, from which the reader may interpret the existing names of plants and construct new names." "For the third edition, the book has been updated to include explanations of the International Codes for both Botanical Nomenclature (2000) and Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (1995). The glossary has similarly been expanded to incorporate many more commemorative names."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index.

The nature of the problem -- The size of the problem -- Towards a solution to the problem -- The rules of botanical nomenclature: Family names -- Generic names -- Species names -- Epithets commemorating people -- Geographical epithets -- Categories below the rank of species -- Hybrids -- Synonymy and illegitimacy -- The international code of nomenclature for cultivated plants -- Graft chimaeras -- Botanical terminology.

"The Names of Plants is a handy, two-part reference book for the botanist and amateur gardener. The book begins by documenting the historical problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International Codes for both botanic and horticultural nomenclature. It also outlines the rules to be followed when plant breeders name a new species or cultivar of plant." "The second part of the book comprises an alphabetical glossary of generic and specific plant names, and components of these, from which the reader may interpret the existing names of plants and construct new names." "For the third edition, the book has been updated to include explanations of the International Codes for both Botanical Nomenclature (2000) and Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (1995). The glossary has similarly been expanded to incorporate many more commemorative names."--Jacket.