The Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants Utilizing Kubitzki's The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (1990-), Cronquist's An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants (1981), and Current Botanical Literature, Arranged Largely on the Principles of Editions 1-6 (1896/97-1931) of Willis's A Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns

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Cambridge University Press, 1997 - Science - 858 pages
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The Plant-Book is widely accepted as an essential reference text for anyone researching, growing or writing about plants. In over 20,000 entries this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plants (including gymnosperms) plus ferns and other pteridophytes, combining taxonomic details with invaluable information on English names and uses. In this new edition each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature and over 2,500 new entries have been added, ensuring that The Plant-Book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available.
  

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David Mabberley is Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Orin and Althea Soest Chair of Horticultural Science, and Professor of Economic Botany, College of Forest Resources, and Adjunct Professor (2006), College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

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