Chapter 2. Naming Your Plant

  1. David S. Ingram,
  2. Daphne Vince-Prue and
  3. Peter J. Gregory
  1. Simon Thornton-Wood and
  2. Stephen L. Jury

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995341.ch2

Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

How to Cite

Thornton-Wood, S. and Jury, S. L. (2002) Naming Your Plant, in Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice (eds D. S. Ingram, D. Vince-Prue and P. J. Gregory), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995341.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053087

Online ISBN: 9780470995341

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Keywords:

  • plant nomenclature;
  • plant identification;
  • plant taxonomy;
  • stability of nomenclature;
  • use of latin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How to identify a plant

  • The meaning and structure of names

  • Taxonomy: order in diversity

  • Cultivated plant taxonomy

  • Why plants change their names

  • The quest for stability and linking information systems for the future