I am always reluctant to single out of some particular feature of the work of a researcher because it tends the inevitably to simplify and reduce the work. But in this book about Glossary of Botanical Terminologies by Hasnain Nangyal, it should not be out of place to observe that he has very rare ability to highlight his ideas rather than just talking about them. By making their points through his own unique way he gain the added power of allowing readers what is going on rather than what is told. He do this with such a dazzling skill, you never see the ideas coming and don’t realize until much later how profoundly they have reached your mind.
Vladimir V. Titok
The Central Botanical Garden State Scientific Institution Suranov Minsk
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Republic of Belarus
Terminology of Plants is one of the most fascinating scientific disciplines and it has immense importance. It has been advancing repeatedly and got different potential applications due to the surge of usefulness of plants. The present glossary is intended for beginners who wish to understand the fundamentals of plant Science terminology. The whole gamut of subject has been described in simple and systematic manner and suites to the readers who have not been exposed sufficiently to the subject. The primary aim throughout has been clarity, simplicity and high standard.
This glossary is complied to provide adequate information of morphological, anatomical, taxanomic, and other vital aspects of plants suggested by undergraduate students. Every effort has been made to make the book useful for the students, teachers and research scholars in this field.
The author has freely consulted various articles, discussion notes, reviews, extracts and published glossaries from various countries in the preparation of this book, in order to make it comprehensive and up-to-date,and terms are explained in such a way that a reader can pick it easily. Unnecessary details have been avoided.Though every care has been taken by me, publisher and the printer, it is quite likely that some errors might occur in the book, but I hope these are of very insignificant nature. Moreover, explanatory positive criticism and concrete suggestions will be appreciated gratefully.
The author expresses gratitude to his friends and colleagues whose constant inspirations have initiated him in bringing out his book.
Special thanks to my Supervisor and staff of Bentham Publishers for their whole hearted cooperation in the publication of this book
Department of Botany
Faculty of Sciences
I am very grateful to my advisory panel for their valuable comments, suggestions additions and worthwhile improvements without them I would not have been able to do this work so easily.
My research Supervisor Dr Azhar Hussain Shah, Faculty member Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences Hazara University, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa Director General Department of Plant Resources Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Government of Nepal.
Dr. R.K Chakravety, Director Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Shibpur Howrah, West Bengal.
Kate Sackman, Member of Lake Forest Open Lands Association and Technology Member Botanical Gardens Conservation International.
James M. Affolter, Proffesor and Director of research the state Botanical Garden of Georgia, Milledge Ave, Athens, Greece.
Santosh Kumar, Conservator of Forests and Chief Wild Life Warden Union Terrioritry, Chandigarh, India.
Dr. P.G Latha, Director Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Pacha Palode Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Dr. Gohar Oganesova, Vice President Armenian Botanical Society, Armenia.
Jeff Chandler Senior Technician (Horticulture) Andromeda Botanical Gardens University of West Indies.
Dr. Vladimir V. Titok, Director The Central Botanical Garden State Scientific Institution Suranov Minsk, The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Republic of Belarus.
Dr. Director: Aleksandr V. Pugachevskii, The V.F Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany Akademichnaya Street, The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
Dr. Keith Bensusan, Director the Alameda Gibraltar Botanic Garden Gibraltar, Spain.
Dr. Sefidkon, Fateme Deputy of Research Services Research Institutes for Forest & Rangelands, Mashad, Iran.
List of Contributors
An illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terminologies is a key text for readers interested in Plant Sciences. Nangyal’s work addresses the needs of botany graduates and undergraduates.”
Dr. I. A. Yakovelo, Former Director, The V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
“The author’s work provides an easy way forward to understanding botany. It is very helpful to botany students in particular.”
Marc Williams, Ethnobotanist, Plants and Healers International (PHI) / Botany Today