An introduction to cloud forest trees: Monteverde, Costa Rica
Three Gringos while searching for gold in the mountains of Mexico get caught-up in an incrdible situation of greed and manipulation. The story, made into a movie directed by John Houston in 1948 starring Humphrey Bogart is a classic. Traven a German anarcharist who escaped from his homeland during World War I is considered one of the best, as well as mysterious, political fiction novelist of the 20th Century. A Colledtor's Edition.
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Techniques for Observing Collecting
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anthers Arecaceae arillate arillate seeds Atlantic slope attract bark bees beige berry birds brenesii calyx capsules Casearia Cecropia Cedrela cloud forest Clusia Clusiaceae cm long Comments common Conostegia corolla Cosmibuena Costa Rica costaricensis dehisce dioecious Donn drupe edible elliptic epiphytes Fabaceae family Description Ficus fleshy forest edge fragrant glabrous green GROUP Guarea Habitat and Phenology inflorescences Kunth large canopy tree Lauraceae leaflets light gaps lobes margin mature forest medium tree Melastomataceae Meliaceae Meliosma Monteverde monteverdensis Moraceae moths Myrtaceae nectar glands occur Ocotea odor oerstediana orange Pacific slope palm pastures petals petiole pinnate Pittier plant poasana pollinated Pouteria pubescent rachis ridges rind round Rubiaceae Rutaceae Sapium Similar species small white FLOWERS spikes stamens Standi stem stipules subcanopy tree teeth Ticodendron tiny toothed translucent dots tree species treelet Trema micrantha trunk twig tips understory veins venation wasps wet forest white latex wood xalapensis yellow Zanthoxylum