A Guide to Plants in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica
A nature guide for both botanists and the more casual observer, identifying over 400 species of plant found in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. More than 50 percent of the plants described occur only in these mountains and nowhere else in the world. There are colour photographs and line drawings.
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Explanation of Terms
Descriptions of Trees Shrubs and Climbers
Descriptions of Herbs
15 cm long 2.5 cm broad 20 cm long Asteraceae beneath blade base blunt bracts broadly ovate broadly V-shaped Caribbean islands clusters cm broad cm broad Flowers cm high cm long Continental America crenate dense disk florets Endemic epiphytic Fl and Fr Flower-heads Flowers very small Flowers white fruit hairless hairy heart-shaped herb Hispaniola Jamaica l0 cm l5 cm Lamiaceae lanceolate leaf axils leaf blades Leaf margins leaf-stalks leaflets Leaves alternate Leaves opposite Leaves simple lntroduced and naturalized lobes long and 2.5 margins entire margins serrate Melastomataceae midrib montane woodland Myrtaceae Native nodes oblanceolate oblong obovate ovate to elliptical pairs panicles Pathsides petals pink pinnately pinnately compound Piperaceae plant purple racemes ray florets reddish rounded roundish Rubiaceae sea level shallowly showy Shrub Shrub or tree Shrub or treelet side veins slender spikes stems Thickets and woodland toothed umbels undershrub V-shaped at base Verbenaceae whitish yellow young branches