If consulting older publications, it's worth noting, that plant names can be changed and updated all the time as more discoveries are made
See Plant Names and Botanical Latin if you want to know more about these two topics
"Botany is the science in which plants are known by their aliases."
51.1. A legitimate name must not be rejected merely because it, or its epithet, is inappropriate or disagreeable, or because another is preferable or better known (but see Art. 56.1 and F.7.1), or because it has lost its original meaning.
Article 51 | International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code)
A term is either a word or a phrase that is used to describe a thing or to express a concept, especially in a particular kind of language or branch of study.
Typically terms in botany have a very precise meaning because botany is a science and scientists like to be very precise!
Botanical terms very often need botanical illustrations - in line - to be able to clearly articulate and make accessible the meaning of the term.
Two ways of organising terms are:
In that context Glossaries are not always short!
More than 730 entries in the first edition are illustrated with detailed line drawings. It also includes
The author Henk J. Beentje is a Dutch botanist based in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Line illustrations are by Juliet Williamson who has illustrated for Kew since 2002 and won The Jill Smythies Award in 2018
The First Edition is now very expensive to get hold of - but you can buy it online. (My 'bought by mistake' second copy is now worth £70!).
However, the Second Edition is a very reasonable price and is also available via Kindle - so useful for those working in the field.
The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants is the set of rules and recommendations that govern the scientific naming of all organisms traditionally treated as algae, fungi, or plants, whether fossil or non-fossil
illustration. A work of art or a photograph depicting a feature or features of an organism, e.g. a drawing, a picture of a herbarium specimen, or a scanning electron micrograph (Art. 6.1 footnote).
This book explains 1300 botanical terms and illustrates these using Bobbi Angell's impeccable pen and ink botanical illustrations.
Her co-author was Susan K. Pell, Ph.D., former Director of Science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is the Deputy Director and Science and Public Programs Manager at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
Hardcover: 228 pages
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication date: May 25, 2016
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The treasury of botany: a popular dictionary of the vegetable kingdom; with which is incorporated a glossary of botanical terms by Lindley, John, 1799-1865; Moore, Thomas, 1821-1887
The above link in the title is to the digitized version of the book
In taxonomy, a species is assigned a particular name called binomial (or scientific) name. The binomial name of a species is based on the binomial nomenclature system. It has to have two parts, i.e. the genus name and the specific epithet.....
The genus name and the specific epithet are often based on the species' distinctive features or descriptions derived from Latin and Greek languages. The specific epithet begins in small letter whereas the genus name starts in a capital letter. Both the genus name and the specific epithet are in italicized form. The genus name may be abbreviated but not the specific epithet.
Specific epithets | Biology Online Dictionary
Article 23.5 of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature provides that "The specific epithet, when adjectival in form and not used as a substantive, agrees grammatically with the generic name."
Species Epithets and Gender Information by Dan H Nicolson
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