The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - the Vegetable Kingdom
Chapter: Chapter 1: Plant Nomenclature

Dr Lindley on botanical terms

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986. The terms of botany have been described by Dr. Lindley as either collective or individual. The individual are again divided into the absolute and the relative; the absolute being those which relate to figure, division, surface, texture, size, duration, colour, variegation, and veining; and the relative, those which relate to ï¾µstivation, direction, and insertion. The collective terms relate to arrangement and number. This mode of grouping the terms together is intended to facilitate the labour of acquiring them.