By Umberto Quattrocchi
"Following at the successes of 2 prior dictionary initiatives, the CRC international Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC global Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically very important plants…. He has performed for those crops what used to be so admirably performed in his different works―brought the giant and scattered literature on plant names, and accordingly, too, their makes use of, into coherent order in order that the inquisitive pupil can get a foothold."
―From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard collage and Harvard college Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The CRC international Dictionary of Medicinal and toxic vegetation: universal Names, clinical Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology presents the place to begin for greater entry to info on vegetation used worldwide in medication, nutrients, and cultural practices. the cloth present in the 5 volumes has been painstakingly accumulated from papers of normal curiosity, reviews and documents, taxonomic revisions, box stories, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It comprises assets to be had at a number of usual background libraries, floras and traditional flowers works, neighborhood floras and native histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
Much greater than a dictionary, the publication presents the names of millions of genera and species of economically vital vegetation, concise summaries of plant houses, and acceptable observations approximately medicinal makes use of. Drawing from an incredible diversity of fundamental and secondary assets, it really is an crucial time-saving advisor for all these concerned with botany, natural medication, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and common product chemistry, and agriculture.