The Illustrated Plant Glossary is a comprehensive glossary of over 4000 terms related to plant sciences, featuring superb colour illustrations to aid comprehension of many of the plant terms.
The topics covered in this glossary include anatomy, angiosperms, bryophytes, chemistry, cytology, family specific terms, ferns and fern allies, flowers, fruit, genetics, gymnosperms, habit and growth, habitat and ecology, indumentum, inflorescence, leaves, reproduction, roots, seeds, systematics and more.
The Illustrated Plant Glossary sets a new standard in glossaries and is a must-have reference for plant scientists, plant science teachers and students, libraries, horticulturalists, ecologists, gardeners and naturalists.
Enid Mayfield is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Victoria, Australia. She studied Botanical Illustration at Burnley Horticultural College before illustrating for the Flora of Victoria at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Department of Plant Sciences. She has contributed to the Flora of Australia project and many other publications, including her own two-volume Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges, for which she spent 12 years in the field collecting specimens. Enid is notable for her skill in researching complex scientific topics and then writing and illustrating them so that they are accessible to a wider audience.
"A good botanical glossary – and by good, I mean one that is both useful and used often – is a potent mix of art and science. In this case, the art is both literal, through Enid Mayfield's beautifully soft and precise watercolours, and in the exquisite way the definitions are crafted and presented. The science of course is in the detail, and this is exceptional. The result is more than a charming addition to my bookshelf. It will now unseat my previous glossary of choice (from Kew Gardens no less) and sit proudly beside Benjamin Daydon Jackson's Glossary of Botanical Terms, a masterwork of science but not of art."
– Professor Tim Entwisle, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia