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Plants and their names

a concise dictionary

by Roger Hyam

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementR. Hyam, R. Pankhurst.
ContributionsPankhurst, R. J. 1940-, Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh.
The Physical Object
Paginationx,545p. ;
Number of Pages545
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22638905M
ISBN 100198661894


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