The Names of Plants

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 10, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 326 pages
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This book documents the historical problems associated with an ever-increasing number of commonly-named plants and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International Codes for both botanical and horticultural nomenclature. The second part of the book comprises an alphabetical glossary of generic and specific plant names and their components, from which the reader may interpret the existing names of plants and construct new names. The third edition includes explanations of the International Codes for both Botanical Nomenclature (2000) and Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (1995). The expanded glossary incorporates many more commemorative names. Previous Edition Hb (1989): 0-521-36668-2 Previous Edition Pb (1989): 0-521-36675-5
  

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Contents

The nature of the problem
1
The size of the problem
6
Towards a solution to the problem
15
The rules of botanical nomenclature
25
Family names
29
Generic names
31
Species names
36
Epithets commemorating people
38
Hybrids
41
Synonymy and illegitimacy
44
The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants
46
Graft chimaeras
52
Botanical terminology
54
The glossary
55
The glossary
58
Addendum to glossary
312

Geographical epithets
39
Categories below the rank of species
40

Common terms and phrases

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

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