This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date paperback dictionary of botany available. It contains over 5,500 clear and concise entries on all aspects of botany including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and the earth sciences. Classification is comprehensive and wide ranging: approximately one-third of the entries are devoted to taxonomic groups from bacteria and fungi, to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants. This fascinating dictionary is invaluable to students, amateur botanists and naturalists, and essential reading for anyone with an interest in plants and their environments. It will also provide a useful reference tool for students and others with interests in agriculture, horticulture, physical geography, and related fields.