By William T. Stearn
This reference paintings explains the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the roots and origins of Latin and latinised geographical names, color phrases, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and outlines, and the formation of names and epithets
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Botanical Latin: history, grammar, syntax, terminology and vocabulary by William T. Stearn