Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas

Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas

Paperback

$39.95
View All Available Formats & Editions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691016009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/27/1997
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Andrew Henderson is Assistant Scientist at the New York Botanical Garden. Gloria Galeano and Rodrigo Bernal are Assistant Professors at the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Table of Contents


F0REW0RD, by Robin B. Foster vii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

INTRODUCTION 3

Preamble 3

Some History and Species Concepts 4

Palms and Palm Regions 8

Outline of the Book 17

Classification of American Palms 21

Morphology of American Palms 21

Key to the Genera of American Palms 25

THE PALMS OF THE AMERICAS

1. Trithrinax 37

2. Chelyocarpus 38

3. Cryosophila 39

4. Itaya 41

5. Schippia 42

6. Thrinax 43

7. Coccothrinax 45

8. Zombia 50

9. Rhapidophyllum 51

10. Colpothrinax 52

11. Acoelorraphe 53

12. Serenoa 53

13. Brahea 54

14. Copernicia 57

15. Washingtonia 61

16. Sabal 62

17. Raphia 68

18. Mauritia 69

19. Mauritiella 70

20. Lepidocaiyum 71

21. Pseudophoenix 72

22. Ceroxylon 73

23. Juania 77

24. Gaussia 77

25. Synechanthus 78

26. Chamaedorea 79

27. Wendlandiella 105

28. Dictyocaryum 106

29. Iriartella 107

30. Iriartea 108

31. Socratea 109

32. Wettinia 111

33. Manicaria 118

34. Leapoldinia 119

35. Reinhardtia 120

36. Euterpe 122

37. Prestoea 124

38. Neonicholsonia 128

39. Oenocarpus 129

40. Hyospathe 132

41. Roystonea 134

42. Butia 136

43. Jubaea 138

44. Cocos 139

45. Syagrus 140

46. Lytocaryum 150

47. Parajubaea 150

48. Allagoptera 151

49. Polyandrococos 153

50. Attalea 153

51. Barcella 164

52. Elaeis 165

53. Acrocomia 166

54. Gastrococos 167

55. Aiphanes 167

56. Bactris 175

57. Desmoncus 197

58. Astrocaryum 200

59. Pholidostachys 207

60. Welfia 209

61. Calyptronoma 210

62. Calyptrogyne 211

63. Asterogyne 213

64. Geonoma 214

65. Phyteklephas 236

66. Ammandra 239

67. Aphandra 239

DISTRIBUTION MAPS

APPENDIX I. Checklists of Species by Country 243

APPENDIX II. List of Accepted Names, Synonyms, Hybrids, and Uncertain Names 261

REFERENCES 301

INDEX OF COMMON NAMES 315

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES 322

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews