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Plant Names A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

by Roger Spencer, Rob Cross

Plant Names A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature Synopsis

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781486311446
Publication date: 30th March 2020
Author: Roger Spencer, Rob Cross
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 168 pages
Categories: Botany & plant sciences, Scientific nomenclature & classification,

About Roger Spencer, Rob Cross

Roger Spencer (BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Cert, Gard.) is Senior Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in the Plant Identification Service. He has written many popular and scientific articles on horticultural topics and books on Elms, Grey and Silver Foliage Plants, and a recent 5-volume Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Rob Cross (BSc, BAppSci(Hort)) is passionate about plants, their use and their conservation. He is a horticultural botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria where he deals with plant names on a daily basis, ensuring that plants in the Gardens' Living Plant Collection have the current correct ...

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