Book ID: 101151
CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms and Etymology. 5 volumes. 2012. 4841 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Includes genus names, synonyms, common names, and Etymology. Provides number of species, geographic range, and descriptions. Offers vernacular names, rejected names, and orthographic variants. Includes thorough data on eponymic individuals. Summary: Written as a reference to be used within University, Departmental, Public, Institutional, Herbaria, and Arboreta libraries, this book provides the first starting point for better access to data on medicinal and poisonous plants. Built upon the successful CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of Grasses, the author provides the names of roughly 1,000 genera and thousands of species of grass. It offersgenus names with authorities, synonyms, common names, and etymology. Some entries also include the number of species, geographic range, and a brief description. Also included are the vernacular names, rejected names, and orthographic variants.