The Names of Plants

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Cambridge University Press, 2008 - Science - 426 pages
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The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. The first section gives an historical account of the significant changes in the ways that plants have been known and named. It documents the 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 botanical and horticultural nomenclature. It also outlines the rules to be followed when plant breeders name a new species or cultivar. The second section comprises a 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. With explanations of the International Codes for both Botanical Nomenclature (2000) and Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (1995), this 2008 edition contains a greatly expanded glossary, which includes the Greek, Latin, or other source of each plant name.
  

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Contents

The nature of the problem
1
The size of the problem
4
Towards a solution to the problem
9
The rules of botanical nomenclature
14
Family names
16
Generic names
17
Species names
20
Geographical epithets
22
Synonymy and illegitimacy
24
The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants
26
Graft chimaeras
29
Glossary
30
Figures
413
Bibliography
421
Index
424
Copyright

Hybrids
23

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About the author (2008)

Formerly of the Department of Botany, Bristol University and Curator of Bristol University Botanic Garden.

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