The Identification of Medicinal Plants: a Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce by Wendy Applequist, 2006.
This manual describes morphological characteristics that can be observed with a hand lens or dissecting microscope, as well as organoleptic characteristics (e.g., color, taste, mouth feel and odor) that are useful for confirming plant identity. It features 113 botanical entries covering more than 150 different species of botanicals in commerce, plus 87 detailed black-and-white line drawings. It also contains a brief review of basic plant structure, some practical advice on identification, an introduction to botanical nomenclature, a glossary, reference list, and index. Hardcover, 231 pages. B539