Henk Beentje is a botanist with considerable field experience in Africa and Madagascar. He has published titles on Kenyan trees, Zanzibari forests and Madagascar palms, as well as on African vegetation in general and plant glossaries. His main interests are in regional Floras, field guide production and conservation, and he was editor of the Flora of Tropical East Africa at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which completed in 2012.
"Have you ever wondered what the term pyriform means? Or have you considered the function of an elaiosome? How about describing a seed as exalbuminous? If so, then this is the book for you! The Kew Plant Glossary is a fantastic little book for the botanist."-- "School Science Review"