From: Clarence Waldron <cwaldron at powersupply.net> on 1998.05.14 at 14:09:01(2128)|
Bob Riffle recently asked a question regarding terminology. Some of the =
botanical dictionaries cost over $200, but I found an absolute gem:
Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary
James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris, 1994 (5th printing 1997)
Spring Lake Publishing, Spring Lake, Utah (USA)
This excellent dictionary/glossary has definitions for over 2400 =
taxonomic terms, all of them illustrated. There are some 2000 clear =
line drawings-- for those of us who can't remember (or never knew) what =
"monadelphous stamens" are, there are two illustrations. Our bookstore =
special ordered it and had it in about a week--no charge for special =
ordering! For $17.95 you can't beat the cost.
For those who want to "key out" plants, or just for general terminology, =
this book it perfect. It even contains its own keys to such things as =
leaf margin types, surfaces (just what is the difference between =
"pubescent" and "canescent"?), inflorescence types, etc.