The Trees of Sonora, Mexico

The Trees of Sonora, Mexico

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This will be the definitive treatment of the woody plants of Sonora, a remarkably diverse and biologically important region, where desert, temperate, and tropical biota meet and terminate. The Sonoran and Chihuahan deserts verge on temperate, and mountain forests and tropical mangrove estuaries along the coast. Felger is the recognized expert in the area, and the book contains an enormous body of information nowhere else obtainable. It covers the approximately 270 species of native and naturalized trees, featuring identification keys and original line illustrations of the leaves of every species and the diagnostic flowering and fruiting bodies of most species. The descriptive species accounts contain common names and synonyms, ecological and geographic data, ranges, natural history, economic uses, and conservation status, as well as the standard taxonomic descriptions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 180.3 x 227.1 x 36.1mm | 1,075.02g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones, line drawings and tables
  • 0195128915
  • 9780195128918

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"[A]n important contribution to the botany of the North American desert realms. ... Although we have seen a lot of books on palms in recent years, this one gives an intimate perspective on the Sonoran palm flora, with useful features such as a diagram comparing leaf structure in Brahea, Sabal, andWashingtonia. The Trees of Sonora is a beautifully produced volume in terms of typography, reproduction of illustrations, and editing ..."--Grady L. Webster, Herbarium, University of California, Davis.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Key to the major groups and families ; 3. Species accounts ; A. Coniferophyta (confiers) ; B. Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida (dicots) ; C. Magnoliophyta - Liliopsida (monocots) ; 4. Literature Cited ; 5. Appendix ; 6. Index ; 7. Table I ; 8. Table II ; 9. Illustrators and list of illustrationsshow more

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