A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.show more

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  • Hardback | 542 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1400 color illustrations
  • 0195188241
  • 9780195188240

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Palms and palm-like plants; 2. Tall Trees; 3. Shrubs and small trees; 4. Woody Vines (Lianas); 5. Herbaceous vines; 6. Herbs; 7. Grasses and sedges; 8. Ferns and other seedless plants; Glossary; References; Indexshow more

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