The Trees of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide

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Pineapple Press Inc, 1994 - Gardening - 338 pages
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* First comprehensive guide to Florida's amazing variety of trees. * Covers both natives & exotics. * Useful to the naturalist, professional botanist, landscape architect & weekend gardener. * Includes suggested field sites for observing the species described. * Line drawings by Marvin Cook show a combination of typical leaves, fruits & flowers. * Color photos where color is important in identification. Dr. Gil Nelson is the author of Exploring Wild North Florida & Exploring Wild Northwest Florida, also published by Pineapple Press. "Thick enough to be inclusive but compact enough to carry on a walk in the woods."--Tallahassee Democrat. "Clear & useful to all levels of botanists...(with) some of the best photos of difficult to photograph plants. A welcome addition to the Florida field guide literature."--Carol Lippincott, botanist.
 

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How in the Lord's creation could one be expected to identify trees....hundreds of different trees...without photos??????

Contents

Cedars Yews and Cypress Trees
3
The Palms
13
Laurels and Wild Cinnamon
22
The Heath Family
30
Myrsines Garcinias and Joewood
38
Willows and Cottonwoods
42
Elms and Mulberries
48
Olives Tallow wood and Spindle Trees
57
Beech Oaks and Chinquapin
83
Roses and Cocoplum
90
Mangroves Baccharis and Buttonwood
99
Madders Bignonias and Oleanders
107
Geiger Tree Strongbarks and Fiddle wood
115
Angiosperms
127
COLOR PHOTO SECTION BETWEEN PAGES 150 AND
151
WHERE TO FIND TREES
313

Gumbo Limbo Mahogany Quassias and Bay Cedar
65
Walnuts and Hickories
73
Blolly Cockspur Sea Grapes and Cacti
80

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About the author (1994)

Gil Nelson is a writer, naturalist, field botanist, and educator in Thomasville, Georgia. He is a research associate in botany at the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State University and has written widely about Florida and the southeastern United States. His works include three field guides to Florida plants, a guide to native landscape plants, and coauthorship of two Audubon field guides. This is his tenth book. He is also the author of "East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers," published by The Globe Pequot Press.
Gil also teaches relational database programming and geographical information systems, with a particular interest in the design, development, and uses of relational database technology and GIS for the management and use of biological and botanical data. His hobbies and interests include hiking, wildflower and landscape photography, the phytogeography of the southeastern United States, plant ecology, and the structure and composition of natural vegetative communities.

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