Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa.

Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa. Najma Dharani.
Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa.

Cape Town: Struik Publishers, (2011. second edition). Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, map.

East Africa boasts a tremendous natural wealth of flora - indigenous, naturalized and exotic. This updated second edition features more than 400 of the trees and shrubs that are commonly found in the region. The book is divided into four parts - trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves - with each part arranged in alphabetical order according to scientific name. The book features: species accounts describing the plants' habitat, bark, leaves, flowers and fruit; descriptions of the species' general and commercial applications and uses in traditional medicine; more than 1,200 photographs depicting the species, its fruit, flowers and bark; glossaries of botanical and medical terms; and, an Illustrated glossary showing flower parts, leaf shapes and leaf arrangements to clarify the terms used in the book. This invaluable guide will help plant enthusiasts identify prominent species in gardens and parks, along roadsides and in easily accessible parts of the East Africa countryside.

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