"The Plant-book is now widely established as a classic botanical work and an essential reference for any person, professional or amateur...recommended as an essential and modern reference for anyone interested in botany."
New Zealand Journal of Botany
"No one working seriously with living vascular plants should be without a copy."
"Send your congratulations to Mabberley by purchasing a copy. It may encourage him to produce a third edition."
P. Mick Richardson, Plant Science Bulletin
"This book is an extremely valuable reference for researchers in plant biology, and perhaps even more for those in other fields involving plants. The compact format of the book adds to its value, making it a portable reference."
Neal M. Williams, The Quarterly Review of Biology
"This is first and foremost a reference for taxonomists and is a most handy and useful book for horticulturists wishing a comprehensive single volume for taxonomic inquiry. The book contains an incredible amount of information and is a credit to the perseverance and work of Dr. Mabberly."
Allan M. Armitage, HortScience
"The 858 thin (but strong) pages, the hard cover, and the small dimensions (23.5 x 12 x 3.5 cm) of this second edition make this book the true portable, practical, and most updated reference manual on today's market, and I recommend it to any person interested in plants."
"D.J. Mabberley and his wondrous Plant-Book...being all encompassing and indispensable, the botanical equivalent of Johnson's Dictionary"
Tim Flannery, The New York Review
In over 20 000 entries this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of flowering plant (including gymnosperms) plus ferns and other pteridophytes, combining taxonomic details with invaluable information on English names and uses. In this new edition each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature and over 2 500 new entries have been added, ensuring that The Plant-Book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available.