The Kew Plant Glossary
Author: Henk J Beentje. 192pp. 246 x 155mm. Over 700 line drawings. Paperback. ISBN 9781842466049, Kew Publishing, 2016, second edition (first edition ISBN 9781842464229)
This plant glossary includes all descriptive terms used in floras, plant field guides and monographs. This is an essential companion for anyone working with plant descriptions, plant identification keys, floras, monographs and field guides. With the addition of over 400 new terms including a vegetation type section, this fully updated second edition now boasts 4,905 botanical terms and over 700 illustrations.
Awards and Media reviews:
Information Services Group (ISG) of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) UK 2011. Highly Commended: Besterman/McColvin Outstanding Reference Work in Print.
Winner 2010: Garden Media Guild Reference Book of the Year.
Highly Commended 2010: Outstanding Reference Work, Information Services Group (ISG) of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) UK
‘Catnip for the garden geek…this fascinating, authoritative volume may seduce even the most casual browser.’
The New York Times, 27 May 2010
Henk Beentje is a botanist with considerable field experience in Africa and Madagascar. He has published titles on Kenyan trees, Zanzibari forests and Madagascar palms, as well as on African vegetation in general and plant glossaries. His main interests are in regional Floras, field guide production and conservation, and he was editor of the Flora of Tropical East Africa at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which completed in 2012.
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