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Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project

Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project

By Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. 165 pp.; 8 1/2 x 11"; 1 lb. Stiff paper cover, $5.00 plus shipping and handling. ISBN 0-913196-70-3.


This selective glossary attempts to reconcile, integrate, and codify the traditional terminology of plant-taxonomic description, and should be especially useful for computer-based comparative databanking of such information. It covers a high proportion of the total complement of structures, characters, and character states pertinent to detailed conventional description of the morphology and higher-level anatomy of plants other than algae.

The main body of the glossary is organized alphabetically by term and includes both descriptands and descriptors. Defined in the glossary are 2,627 terms. Following that is a conspectus which lists the terms by category and indicates their synonyms, and which makes it easier to survey and choose from among the slate of terms applicable in a given category.

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