Trees of Panama and Costa Rica.

Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Richard Condit.
Trees of Panama and Costa Rica.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. Octavo, photographs, maps, publisher's cloth.

This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, this guide includes superb color photographs, abundant colour distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible. The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Colour distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered. This is the only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together. It covers almost 500 species. Also available in paperback [stock id 32114].

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