Botanic PDF books

Hi everyone!
I want to know the books about botanic species, cares or something like that in PDF format do you have (and if you can share with us)

Im a ‘‘investigator student’’ and i want to increase my knowledge about this topics.

Thanks to everyone!


Welcome to the forum! Which part of the world are you interested in? I know some PDF resources but they are all for the southeastern US so depending on where you are they might not be very useful to you.

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(Yes, I know it says “British” in the title but many of the species here are somewhat cosmopolitan.)

Disclaimer: do not trust Fletcher’s nonchalant attitude towards cryptogam imports and exports; Campylopus introflexus (mentioned as “presumably harmless” within) is highly invasive.

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I love the Brazilian plants! but also the south american plants <3

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but, also, i want to learn more about the southeastern US plants

Thank you a lot about this! i will start to read that

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Im reading it, and, i live in Chile, very next to the zones where the Campylopus grow.

I will go to that places, hope so i see it!


¿De que parte de Chile eres? Este es un libro sobre la preservación de especímenes botánicos que es muy interesante. No sé si es exactamente la tema que quieres, pero espero que es un poco de ayuda.



*regional dialects may vary, so I could be wrong

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Me alegra saber que hay gente de Chile activa:
Soy de la región de Valparaíso, sin embargo, me encanta aprender sobre todas las regiones/zonas, asi que todo es bienvenido!

Muchas gracias!

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Their wording was correct, as you said it is just a difference due to regional dialect, but either “eres” or “sos” would be correct. I just meant this as a friendly comment, I hope you all are having a good day!

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I’d probably start with the families of plants, learn the terminology used and work my way from there because there are free online keys for most genera (leading to species) for most (?) parts of the world. If you can get the plant to family then chances are you’ll be able to get to species, or at least genus.

For common plant families:

A glossary of many botanical terms used by keys:

Edit: I don’t know what I’m going to say next is applicable everywhere, but it generally (in a broad sense) is true from where I’m from. Looking at whole plant communities is useful as well in my part of the world. For example, up the road from me is forest that is dominated by plants in the Cunoniaceae and Lauraceae families. Down the road in another area the dominant species are nearly all in the Myrtaceae family. Those are just two examples, but most plant communities I visit will often have lots of plants from the same family, making getting to genus and species a lot easier if you can recognise both the plant community you’re in and the families of plants most common. Since there are 6000 or so species of plants in my area, narrowing down to family is obviously very useful. :)

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Here’s a pretty topical one, entitled Mistake Identity: Invasive plants, and their native plant lookalikes:

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