Plant Identification Terminology

Author: James G. Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 096402215X
Size: 17.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Following the extensive illustrated glossary are sections of specific terminology for roots, stems, leaves, surfaces, inflorescences, flowers, and fruits.

The Kew Plant Glossary

Author: Henk Beentje
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 1842466046
Size: 20.61 MB
Format: PDF
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This plant glossary includes all descriptive terms used in floras, plant field guides and monographs. This is an essential companion for anyone working with plant descriptions, plant identification keys, floras, monographs and field guides. In this second edition 4,500 botanical terms are described with accompanying illustrations, including a new section on vegetation terms and an updated colour section.‘Catnip for the garden geek…this fascinating, authoritative volume may seduce even the most casual browser.’The New York Times, 27 May 2010

Introduction To The Geology Of Southern California And Its Native Plants

Author: Clarence A. Hall Jr.
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520933262
Size: 11.55 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.

Practical Plant Identification

Author: James Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139458757
Size: 15.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical Plant Identification is an essential guide to identifying flowering plant families (wild or cultivated) in the northern hemisphere. Details of plant structure and terminology accompany practical keys to identify 318 families into which flowering plants are divided. Specifically designed for practical use, the keys can easily be worked backwards for checking identifications. Containing descriptions of families and listings of the genera within, it also includes a section on further identification to generic and specific levels. A successor to the author's bestselling The Identification of Flowering Plant Families, this guide is updated, and retains the same concise user-friendly approach. Cullen skillfully leads the reader from restrictive disciplines of older taxonomy, into an era of increasing numbers of plant families defined by DNA analysis. Aimed primarily at students of botany and horticulture, this is a perfect introduction to plant identification for anyone interested in plant taxonomy.