Guide to Plant Collection & Identification by Jane M. Bowles, Department of Plant Sciences, UWO

Table of Contents Plant Names Collecting Identification References Appendix I Appendix II

Table of Contents
  1. THE NAMES OF PLANTS
    1. The history of plant nomenclature
    2. The names of plants
    3. The correct form of plant names
    4. Plant classification
    5. The use of common names
    6. The meaning and origin of plant names
    7. Word endings
  2. PLANT COLLECTING
    1. The purposes of collecting
    2. What to look for in a specimen
    3. What to collect
    4. How to collect
    5. Notes to take
    6. Pressing and drying vascular plants
    7. The plant press
    8. Laying out the specimens for pressing
    9. Mounting specimens
    10. The label
    11. Mosses & lichens
    12. Herbarium packets
  3. PLANT IDENTIFICATION
    1. The specimen
    2. Equipment needed
    3. Keys
    4. Technical terms
    5. Unidentifiable plants
  4. REFERENCES
  5. APPENDIX - THE MEANING OF SPECIFIC EPITHETS
  6. APPENDIX - BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Vascular Plants
    2. Bryophytes and Lichens
  7. ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT & CREDITS
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About this document

The WWW version of this document was prepared by T. A. Dickinson for use in BOT 307F ("Families of Vascular Plants," University of Toronto), as well as by colleagues and students elsewhere (users of this document may wish to also visit the BOT 307F pages on herbaria and herbarium specimens by clicking HERE or the ROM ones, by clicking HERE). The WWW document is based entirely the booklet prepared by Dr Jane M. Bowles, of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Western Ontario, and is Jane M. Bowles 1996. Photographic illustrations from the Vascular Plant Herbarium of the Royal Ontario Museum have been added by TAD and are Royal Ontario Museum 1997.

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|TABLE OF CONTENTS |THE NAMES OF PLANTS |PLANT COLLECTING |PLANT IDENTIFICATION |REFERENCES|
|APPENDIX - THE MEANING OF SPECIFIC EPITHETS |APPENDIX - BIBLIOGRAPHY|

The Names of Plants - Guide to Plant Collection & Identification Jane M. Bowles 1996

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