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The Names Of Plants

Author : D. Gledhill
ISBN : 0521866456
Genre : Science
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This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.
Category: Science

Authors Of Plant Names

Author : R. K. Brummitt
ISBN : UOM:49015003029346
Genre : Nature
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Names Of Plants

Author : D. Gledhill
ISBN : 0521305497
Genre : Science
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This book provides both a handy reference to the scientific names of plants and a clear written account of the ways in which the naming of plants has changed with time and why these changes were necessary. It deals with the problems of using common names of plants against the historical background of our increasing discrimination of kinds of plants. It then goes on to consider landmarks in the standardization of both common and 'scientific' names and the development of internationally agreed principles governing the formation and use of names in botany, sylviculture, agriculture and horticulture. From the alphabetical list the reader may interpret the scientific names of plants from any part of the world.
Category: Science

Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Allen J. Coombes
ISBN : 0881922943
Genre : Gardening
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Publisher description: The Dictionary of Plant Names is a guide that not only cross references common names to their Latin counterparts, but also details the origins, meanings, and pronunciation of each name. Each genus name is followed by the suggested pronunciation, the family in which it is placed, and the derivation of the name (Latin, Greek, or other). Then the main garden use of the plants in the genus, e.g. herbaceous perennials, trees, etc., is listed. Many interesting facts come to light in the origin of the Latinate name, for example that Kalmia is named after Pehr Kalm, a Finnish student of Linnaeus. Each genus concludes with the common name and place of origin of the whole species, if applicable. Species are listed alphabetically under the genus with the same categories of information.
Category: Gardening

The A To Z Of Plant Names

Author : Allen J. Coombes
ISBN : 9781604693980
Genre : Gardening
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Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
Category: Gardening

Plants And Their Names

Author : Roger Hyam
ISBN : 0198661894
Genre : Botany
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Lists more than sixteen thousand scientific and vernacular plant names, and describes name origins and the characteristics of plants
Category: Botany

Plant Names

Author : Roger Spencer
ISBN : 9780643094406
Genre : Electronic books
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Introduces the reader to the world of plant names in an easy to read style.
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Plant Names Explained

Author : Sue Gordon
ISBN : 0715321889
Genre : Plant names
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Precise naming of plants is essential to be able to identify them accurately and most gardeners have at least some knowledge of 'botanical Latin'. But a plant's full botanical name does much more than give it a unique label. The name can often tell you where the plant originated, who discovered it, what colour it is, and much else besides. What's more, the name is universally recognizable, and can be used and understood anywhere in the world. So wherever you are you can identify specific plants. Plant Names Explained is an essential and fascinating guide to the subject. What may seem at first a dry but necessary convention is revealed to be a way of opening up the intriguing world of plants and plantsmen. Based on William T Stearn's Botanical Latin, the classic work on the subject, Plant Names Explained is much more than an indispensable practical guide and superb reference book - it is an engrossing read. Published in partnership with Hillier, Britain's most respected nurserymen.
Category: Plant names

Plant Names Simplified

Author : A. T. Johnson
ISBN : 1910455067
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First published in 1931 by renowned horticulturalist Arthur Johnson, Plant Names Simplified has become an established classic. Presented in a glossary format, this pocket-sized reference book gives the name, pronunciation, and classification of common plants and the meaning behind the Latin origins of the name. This enables the reader to learn how the terms should be spelled and pronounced correctly, and provides an explanation of why plants like Helianthus hirsutus is so called-because it is hairy! Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition will be a reliable resource for gardeners of all abilities, park managers, botanists, ecologists, garden designers and horticultural practitioners, and students. [Subject: Botany]
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Crc World Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
ISBN : 9780849326783
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive reference for all involved with plants and gardens, whether they are growing, studying, or writing about them.
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Zulu Plant Names

Author : Adrian Koopman
ISBN : 1869142810
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Zulu plant names do not just identify plants, they tell us much more about the plant, as well as how it is perceived or used in Zulu culture. For example, the plant name umhlulambazo ('what defeats the axe') tells us that this is a tree with hard, dense wood, and that usondelangange ('come closer so I can embrace you') is a tree with large thorns that snags the passer-by. In a similar vein, both umakuphole ('let it cool down') and icishamlilo ('put out the fire') refer to plants that are used medicinally to treat fevers and inflammations. Plants used as the base of love-charms have names that are particularly colorful, such as unginakile ('she has noticed me'), uvelabahleke ('appear and they smile'), and the wonderfully named ungcingci-wafika-umntakwethu ('how happy I am that you have arrived, my sweetheart!'). And then, there are those plant names that are just plain intriguing, if not mystifying: umakhandakansele ('the heads of Mr Ratel'), isandlasonwabu ('hand of a chameleon'), intombikayibhinci ('the girl does not wear clothes'), and ukhuningomile ('piece of firewood, I am thirsty'). This book details the complex relationship between these plants, the Zulu language, and Zulu culture. [Subject: Botany, African Studies, Cultural Studies, Language]
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Plants That Heal

Author : George D. Pamplona-Roger
ISBN : 0828018634
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Full of photographs, this book unlocks the secrets of the rich tradiiton of natural remedies--plants that heal the body and invigorate the mind.
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Crc World Dictionary Of Plant Nmaes

Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
ISBN : 084932677X
Genre : Science
File Size : 33.27 MB
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The 'CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names', a four volume set, is the most comprehensive work of its kind available today. The reader will find its coverage absorbing and useful. Umberto Quattrocchi, was awarded the prestigious Hanbury Botanical Garden Award for his studies on flowers and gardens.
Category: Science

Dictionary Of Plant Lore

Author : D.C. Watts
ISBN : 0080546021
Genre : Science
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Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians
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Introduction To California Plant Life

Author : Robert Ornduff
ISBN : 0520237048
Genre : Nature
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"Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice." —Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Category: Nature

Stearn S Dictionary Of Plant Names For Gardeners

Author : William Thomas Stearn
ISBN : 088192556X
Genre : Gardening
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Offers gardeners and horticulturists a listing of the botanical names of nearly six thousand plants.
Category: Gardening

Etymological Dictionary Of Succulent Plant Names

Author : Urs Eggli
ISBN : 3540004890
Genre : Science
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Names are important elements to handle the diversity of items in daily life - persons, objects, animals, plants, etc. Without such names, it would be difficult to attach information to such items and to communicate information about them, and names are usually used without giving them much thought. This is not different for plants. When dealing with plants, however, it soon becomes apparent that the situation is somewhat more complex. Botanists use Latin names to bring order into the vast diversity, while everyday usage resorts to vemacular or "popular" names. As practical as these vernacular names are (it is not suggested that you should ask your greengrocer for a kilo gram of Solanum tuberosum or Musa paradisiaca subsp. sapientum), their most important draw back is the fact that they vary widely, not only from one language to another but also from coun try to country, even from region to region within a large country. More importantly, vemacular names in any given language are usually only available for the plants growing locally, or for plants of some special importance, such as crops and vegetables, medicinal plants, or important garden plants. For all other plants, the Latin names used by botanists and other scientists have to be employed. Such names often appear complicated or even awkward to the ears of those not accustomed to them.
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The Firefly Dictionary Of Plant Names

Author : Harold Bagust
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090233309
Genre : Gardening
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A dictionary of 30,000 terms with listings of common nmaes and their botanical equivalents. Also includes Latin epithets to identify whole groups of plants at a glance.
Category: Gardening