Tropical Trees of Florida and the Virgin Islands: A Guide to Identification, Characteristics and Uses

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2009 - Gardening - 208 pages
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Covering over 90 species and with over 500 color photographs, this book has been long awaited by both tree professionals and anyone who wants to identify a tree in the Virgin Islands and south Florida.

Rare for field guides, this user-friendly book provides for all the species the same categories of complete text: form, leaves and bark, flowers, fruits, habitat, and uses. Also for each species there are photos of the whole tree, bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit.

The organization of the book makes it easy to identify a tree. The trees are divided into sections primarily based on how the leaves are arranged on the twig. So you can look at a twig and decide which section of the book in which you should search for it.

In addition to the 90 main species covered completely, many more that somehow relate to the main species are mentioned. Though most of the trees are native, many exotics that have been introduced are also included, as many of them are now widespread, particularly in south Florida.

 

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Very nicely written, children are able to use it and attain valuable information.

Contents

Preface by Margaret Hayes
4
Groups based on type of leaves
30
Cactuses
184
Glossary
204
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