descriptive botany

descriptive botany

[di′skrip·tiv ′bät·ən·ē]
(botany)
The branch of botany that deals with diagnostic characters or systematic description of plants.
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Throughout its history, descriptive botany acquired its value by always using the same terms for the same organs.
In Germany Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) from Weimar, and Wilhelm Troll (1897-1978), who mainly worked in Halle/Saale and Mainz, developed descriptive botany in the Linnaean tradition towards becoming a finely detailed science (the studies of W.
Mez and Smith & Downs used terms in botanical Latin and English despite the fact that descriptive botany was undertaken in Germany long before English-speaking scientists entered the field.
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