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5.0 out of 5 stars essential if you work with scientific plant names, 27 July 2007
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Henk Beentje "Henk Beentje" (Kew, England) - See all my reviews
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For anyone working with scientific names of plants, this is an essential tool. It gives you the scientific name for many a common name. At family level it gives you synonymy, technical details such as systematic position and main characters, it tells you numbers of genera and main uses. At genus level, it gives you synonymy, similar details for the more important genera, numbers of species, main uses (used as copper indicator in Russia; suitable for marmalade) or interesting little snippets (often found on greenhouse floors; hollow twigs inhabited by ants) plus comments on relationships, chromosome numbers etc. This is, as it states on the title page, 'a portable dictionary of the higher plants'. It is a goldmine.
My room is filled with books on plants; this is one of the books that has to be at hand at all times. In fact, I have two copies - one at home, one at work. A great little volume.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential guide for any serious Horticulturist, 14 Sep 2001
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An essential reference for anyone training in horticulture. Easy to work with, comprehensive index making information easy to locate within the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential tool for botanists, 8 Jan 2014
This review is from: Mabberley's Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classifications, and Uses (Hardcover)
A great deal of work has gone into this book and it is a valuable tool, especially for keen botanists
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