Mabberley's Plant-book - A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classifications, and Uses (3rd edition)

David J. Mabberley 
Cambridge University Press  May 2008  

Hardcover  1000 pp  ISBN 9780521820714      £50.00
Mabberley's Plant-Book is internationally accepted as an essential reference text for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants. In over 20,000 entries this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant (including gymnosperms) plus ferns and clubmosses, combining taxonomic details and uses with English and other vernacular names.

In this new edition each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature, notably the great advances from molecular analyses, and over 1650 additional new entries (including ecologically and economically important genera of mosses) have been added, ensuring that Mabberley€s Plant-Book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available.

  • Arranged according to the latest findings in molecular systematics
  • Almost 1700 new entries
  • Includes entries for commonly seen and used non-vascular plants such as mosses


  • Introduction
  • How to use this book
  • The dictionary
  • Appendix
  • Acknowledgement of sources
  • Abbreviations and symbols (used in this book).
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