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An Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

Featuring New Zealand Plants

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Have you ever had a close look at a plant and tried to make sense of the parts you are observing? Chances are you run into difficulties finding the right words and in understanding the vocabulary that botanists use to describe the features of plants. This illustrated glossary explains and describes the descriptive terminology of plants and their parts. It illustrates and gives examples of the vocabulary used to describe, identify and classify plants. It is botany explained for the visual learner. This useful reference presents 1260 botanical terms, their derivation from Latin or Greek, a definition of the term and 550 illustrations to convey the meaning of the term. There is a full glossary of the terms as well as study cards to help students remember the meaning of the terms. The reader will gain a practical understanding of the terminology required for plant identification and description. If you are aware of the splendour and beauty of New Zealand plants then this book is a welcome addition to your library. The book will be of value to anyone with a general interest in plants as the examples illustrated are amongst the common families grown throughout the world.


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Customer Reviews

An Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

I'm an avid gardener from the other side of the world - on the northeast coast of the US.
This fascinating book is an in-depth guide to the botanical language used by gardeners throughout the world. It also reveals the huge variety of very different plants that can be found in New Zealand. Consider the Illustrated Glossary to be a travel guide and a plant geek's bible all rolled into one!

Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

Learning to really see what nature is doing requires a special language. This reference book helps you name what you find. E-book reference tools are so helpful to travelers, explorers and adventures. The photos here are excellent examples of what you need to understand the concepts of horticultural wonders found in gardens and arboretums. Useful in any landscape.

An Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: Jun 28, 2013
  • Publisher: Bushmansfriend Limited
  • Seller: Bushmansfriend Limited
  • Print Length: 230 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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