The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names

The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names

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The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names is the only reference available in English with the current names of thousands of plants found in gardens and the wild. Based in science and valuable to botanists, horticulturists, agronomists, and foresters who must work with plants on a daily basis, it is also useful for advanced gardeners who seek accurate and precise information on the plants they grow. Includes the English, French, and German common names for most of the 20,000 plants described. More than 10,000 synonyms are also included.

The level of detail in each entry is without parallel:
• Type of plant
• Life cycle
• Geographic distribution
• Growing habit
• Foliage type
• Cold-hardiness (using USDA hardiness zones)
• Flowering time
• Garden habitat
• Botanical author
• Medicinal or toxic properties
• Cut flower use and/or decorative fruits
• Fragrance value
• Endangered protection under CITES
• Vernacular name in up to three languages, with cross-references to Latin names

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Coombs (U. Botanic Garden, Puebla, Mexico; formerly, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire, UK) brings to English-speaking audiences an updated edition of this classic reference first published in German in 1927. Following introductory notes on the dictionary's origins and botanical nomenclature, an A-Z overview of genera and species provides plant scientific family name, icon- identified type, distribution, status, and common names in English, German, and French for most of the 20,000 plants described. The volume includes a categorized bibliography and global distribution maps. A supplementary database is available. For conifers, which are not included, referral is made to Erhardt's List of Conifer Names. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. ; London : Timber Press, 2009, c2008
ISBN: 9781604691153
Branch Call Number: 580.14 TIM
Characteristics: 920 p. :,maps ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Erhardt, Walter
Coombes, Allen J.
Alternative Title: Dictionary of plant names


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