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Botanical Latin

William T Stearn  (1911-2001)

 

9¼×6¾in • 23.5×17.3cm

560 pages

41 b/w drawings

index included

ISBNs: 0881926272 • 9780881926279

Timber Press • 2004



Horticulturists and botanists everywhere accept botanical Latin as the medium for naming new plants, and botanical research is almost impossible without reference to the vast number of first descriptions in Latin — much information is available in no other language.  For gardeners, too, a working knowledge of botanical Latin is essential for the accurate identification of plants in the garden.

First published in 1966, Botanical Latin is widely recognized as a classic of botanical literature and is the definitive work of reference on this important subject.  This renowned guide summarizes the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the origins of Latin and Latinized geographical names, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, and the formation of names and epithets and much more.  The most accurate, up to date and comprehensive book of its kind ever published.  An invaluable source of information for every taxonomic botanist and keen gardener.

Now available in paperback, the fourth edition of this internationally renowned handbook summarizes the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the origins of Latin and latinized geographical names, color terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, the formation of names and epithets, and much more.


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