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 world. Its habitats range from tidal mangrove swamps and lowland rainforests to dry tropical forests and a wide variety of mountain environments.

A 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 ...

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Overview

At the Biological Crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the world. Its habitats range from tidal mangrove swamps and lowland rainforests to dry tropical forests and a wide variety of mountain environments.

A 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 nearly 1,400 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.

About the Author:
Margaret B. Gargiullo is a plant ecologist formerly affiliated with the Natural Resources Group of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195188257
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 596,888
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Geography Climate Notes for Photographers A Little Tropical Plant Ecology Methods and Justifications Distribution and "Commonness" of Plants Limitations of This Guide How to Use This Book Illustrated Plant Terms Palms and Palmlike Plants 1 Tall Trees 21 Shrubs and Small Trees 85 Woody Vines (Lianas) 229 Herbaceous Vines 247 Herbs 277 Grasses and Sedges 419 Ferns and Other Seedless Plants 435 Glossary 463 References 469 Index 479
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