Baja California Plant Field Guide

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San Diego Natural History Museum, 2012 - Nature - 451 pages
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The Baja California Plant Field Guide is a manual to native and naturalized plants of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico. It is a useful guide for the entire Sonoran Desert and for Southern California, as over 50% of the species covered also occur in these regions. Over 715 different plants in 111 plant families are identified (most in both English and Spanish), with both scientific and common names and detailed descriptions. Many species are illustrated with color photographs. Descriptions entail plant habit and height; stem, leaf, flower, and fruit morphology; range; elevation; pollination biology; ethnobotanical uses; and discriminating comparisons with close relatives. This book is intended for everyone from the interested novice to the professional botanist.

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Jon P. Rebman holds the Mary and Dallas Clark endowed Chair and had been the Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum since 1996. For more than22 years he has been conduction extensive floristic research in Baja California, Mexico and in San Diego and Imperial counties of California. Dr. Rebman obtained his doctoral degree in Botany from Arizona State University; his dissertation research elucidated the systematics of the genus Cylindropuntia (cholla) in the Cactus family of Baja California. Dr. Rebman is the director of the San Diego County Plant Atlas Project (sdplantatlas.org) and identifies/verifies all of the incoming specimens of the southern California /Baja California region including name and and describing many new species in Baja California. As a hobby, Dr. Rebman is a plant photographer and almost all of his photos are available and searchable online at the museum's botanical websites: bajaflora.org and sdplantatlas.org.

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