Plant Identification Terminology

An Illustrated Glossary

Author: James G. Harris,Melinda Woolf Harris

Publisher: Spring Lake Pub

ISBN: 9780964022164

Category: Science

Page: 206

View: 5729

Illustrated glossary. Terminology by category. Roots. Stems. Leaves. Surfaces. Inflorescences. Flowers. Fruits.

Plant Identification Terminology

An Illustrated Glossary

Author: James G. Harris,Melinda Woolf Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964022157

Category: Botany

Page: 197

View: 2034

Following the extensive illustrated glossary are sections of specific terminology for roots, stems, leaves, surfaces, inflorescences, flowers, and fruits.

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

Author: Michael Hickey,Clive King

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794015

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 1105

This glossary is arranged in two sections: definitions for over 2400 botanical and horticultural terms, and illustrations and drawings that complement the definitions. (Midwest).

The Kew Plant Glossary

An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms

Author: Henk Beentje

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466049


Page: 200

View: 5896

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

Plant Form

An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

Author: Adrian D. Bell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 088192850X

Category: Gardening

Page: 431

View: 2550

The diverse external shapes and structures that make up flowering plants can be bewildering and even daunting, as can the terminology used to describe them. An understanding of plant form-plant morphology-is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the complex subject becomes both accessible and manageable. The first part of the book describes and clearly illustrates the major plant structures that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens: leaf, root, stem, reproductive organs, and seedlings; special sections focus on vegetative propagation, and the morphology of grasses, orchids, and cacti. However, plants are dynamic organisms, constantly growing, changing, and becoming more elaborate, and understanding the development of a plant or plant part is as important as describing its final form. Part II focuses on how plants grow: bud development, the growth of reproductive organs, leaf arrangement, branching patterns, and the accumulation and loss of structures. This classic book, now revised and expanded to include the latest information on plant morphology, more than 1000 exquisite line drawings including 119 that are new to this edition, and nearly twice as many photographs as the previous edition, is remarkable for its user-friendly organization, high-quality illustrations, and extensive cross-referencing. Aimed at students of botany and horticulture, enthusiastic gardeners and amateur naturalists, it functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book to dip into.

Plant Taxonomy

past, present, and future

Author: Rajni Gupta

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933598

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 6384

Prithipalsingh, Indian taxonomist; contributed articles.

A Botanist's Vocabulary

1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated

Author: Susan K. Pell,Bobbi Angell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695633

Category: Gardening

Page: 228

View: 4499

For anyone looking for a deeper appreciation of the wonderful world of plants! Gardeners are inherently curious. They make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more. They pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer. They spend hours reading plant catalogs. But they are often unable to accurately name or describe their discoveries. A Botanist’s Vocabulary gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved. Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants.

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills

Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241991

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 9400

CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

Botany in a Day

Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: Hops Press

ISBN: 9781892784070

Category: Nature

Page: 201

View: 5439

This book teaches readers how to identify plants--and their uses--within groups and families. Botany in a Day provides simple techniques for plant identification, plus line drawings that highlight family characteristics, and plant entries that discuss med

How to Identify Flowering Plant Families

A Practical Guide for Horticulturists and Plant Lovers

Author: John Philip Baumgardt

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780917304217

Category: Gardening

Page: 269

View: 1016

Includes mainly plant families found in current horticultural literature. Includes key to some flowering plant families and color photographs.

A Dictionary of Botanical Terms

Author: John Stevens Henslow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108001311

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 1196

John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) was a botanist and geologist. As teacher, mentor and friend to Charles Darwin, it was his introduction that secured for Darwin the post of naturalist on the voyage of the Beagle. While Professor of Botany, Henslow established the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as a resource for teaching and research. Students were encouraged to examine plant specimens carefully, and to record the characteristics of their structures. Henslow would have known how daunting they found the task of becoming proficient with botanical vocabulary, and produced this volume to provide a secure foundation for scientific investigations. This meticulous glossary, originally published as a single volume in 1857 but drawing on contributions he made earlier to issues of The Botanist and Maund's Botanic Garden, is a testament to Henslow's scholarship. It is liberally illustrated with delightful woodcuts that clarify the meaning of selected terms.

Botany Illustrated

Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families

Author: Janice Glimn-Lacy,Peter B. Kaufman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400955340

Category: Science

Page: 146

View: 6539

This is a discovery book about plants. It is for students In the first section, introduction to plants, there are sev of botany and botanical illustration and everyone inter eral sources for various types of drawings. Hypotheti ested in plants. Here is an opportunity to browse and cal diagrams show cells, organelles, chromosomes, the choose subjects of personal inter. est, to see and learn plant body indicating tissue systems and experiments about plants as they are described. By adding color to with plants, and flower placentation and reproductive the drawings, plant structures become more apparent structures. For example, there is no average or stan and show how they function in life. The color code dard-looking flower; so to clearly show the parts of a clues tell how to color for definition and an illusion of flower (see 27), a diagram shows a stretched out and depth. For more information, the text explains the illus exaggerated version of a pink (Dianthus) flower (see trations. The size of the drawings in relation to the true 87). A basswood (Tifia) flower is the basis for diagrams size of the structures is indicated by X 1 (the same size) of flower types and ovary positions (see 28). Another to X 3000 (enlargement from true size) and X n/n source for drawings is the use of prepared microscope (reduction from true size). slides of actual plant tissues.

The Plants of Pennsylvania

An Illustrated Manual

Author: Ann Fowler Rhoads,Timothy A. Block

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812240030

Category: Nature

Page: 1042

View: 9773

Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania identifies the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, and weeds native to or naturalized in the Commonwealth. Retaining the clearly written identification keys and descriptions that made the first edition such an essential reference, this new edition has been reorganized to reflect recent advances in our understanding of plant relationships. Families and genera are listed in a sequence determined by current studies of plant molecular genetics, thus providing new insights for the study of botany. In addition, species have been added to the book as a result of new discoveries. The botanical illustrations of Anna Anisko continue to complement the descriptions and add an element of beauty to the volume. Developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Flora Project, and compiled by botanists at the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania is the authoritative guide to Pennsylvania's plant life. It will be indispensable to taxonomists, conservationists, ecologists, foresters, land planners, teachers, agricultural county agents, students, and amateur naturalists.

The Flora of Nebraska

Keys, Descriptions, and Distributional Maps of All Native and Introduced Species that Grow Outside Cultivation; with Observations about Their Past, Present, and Future Status

Author: Robert B. Kaul,David M. Sutherland,Steven B. Rolfsmeier

Publisher: School of Natural Resources University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Category: Botany

Page: 966

View: 9965


Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants

An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species

Author: Edward A. Cope,Walter Conrad Leopold Muenscher

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487026

Category: Gardening

Page: 337

View: 3657

This major expansion and revision of W. C. Muenscher's popular reference work brings a wealth of botanical knowledge up to date in an easy-to-access format. Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants enables its users to identify trees and shrubs in all seasons by means of diagnostic field characteristics including leaves, fruits, buds, twigs, and bark.Keys to Woody Plants was first published privately in 1922; Cornell University Press published the sixth edition in 1950. The new and expanded version of this classic identification tool for horticulturists, botanists, foresters, and ecologists treats 335 genera and 1,156 species of woody plants found in the northeastern United States. This is more than double the number covered by Muenscher's sixth edition and includes 570 cultivated species. Edward A. Cope's revision:* teaches concepts and terms necessary to all botanical identification* retains the simple structure of Muenscher's original keys* brings the nomenclature into line with current use* provides both a comprehensive key—including native, introduced, and cultivated species—and, for ease of use in the field, a separate key devoted to native and naturalized introduced species.*meets the needs of both novices and seasoned professionals * includes a bibliography of resources that allow the reader to move beyond identification and learn more about the woody plants

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600922X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6765

Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.