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Roger Spencer, Rob Cross - Author

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Plant Names A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

Plant Names A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

Author: Roger Spencer, Rob Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Plant Names is an invaluable guide to the use of scientific, commercial and common names for plants and the conventions for writing them. Written by horticultural botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, this book covers the naming of wild plants, plants modified by humans, why plant names change, their pronunciation and hints to help remember them, along with updated sections on trademarks and plant breeder's rights. The final section provides a detailed guide to resources useful to people using plant names. This fourth edition is based on the recently updated International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It makes this technical information readily understandable to a range of readers, including botanists, publishers, professional horticulturists, nursery workers, hobby gardeners and anyone interested in plant names. FEATURES Explains how to use plant names, including how to write, pronounce and remember them Provides a recommended format for plant labels that avoids confusion Provides an extensive resource list of books and websites to help with plant names