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This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike.

The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered.

  • The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together
  • Covers almost 500 species
  • 438 high-resolution color photos
  • 480 color distribution maps and two general maps
  • Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species
  • Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

Synopsis:

"This is an impressive tour-de-force of tropical plant identification. The lively writing is accessible to nonspecialists, while the broad taxonomic coverage and authoritative species descriptions make this guide useful to professional botanists."--Brad Boyle, University of Arizona

"This book is exceptionally well organized and extremely user friendly, and the text is really good and succinct. The authors convey the excitement of learning tropical botany to successfully identify tree species, and the section on tree identification is exceptional--quite simply the best that I have ever read. This book fills a huge need and does so very well."--John Kricher, Wheaton College

Synopsis:

This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike.

The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered.

  • The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together
  • Covers almost 500 species
  • 438 high-resolution color photos
  • 480 color distribution maps and two general maps
  • Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species
  • Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

About the Author

Richard Condit is a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Rolando Pérez is chief botanist and Nefertaris Daguerre is a forest specialist with the Center for Tropical Forest Science at the STRI.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Forests of Panama and Costa Rica 11

Chapter 2. Tree Identification 17

Chapter 3. Species and Areas Covered 23

Part II. Species Treatments by Family

Acanthaceae 26

Achariaceae 28

Adoxaceae 30

Anacardiaceae 30

Annonaceae 38

Apocynaceae 62

Araliaceae 76

Arecaceae 78

Asteraceae 86

Betulaceae 86

Bignoniaceae 88

Bixaceae 94

Boraginaceae 96

Burseraceae 106

Cannabaceae 112

Capparaceae 114

Caricaceae 118

Celastraceae 120

Chloranthaceae 120

Chrysobalanaceae 124

Clethraceae 132

Clusiaceae 132

Cochlospermaceae 144

Combretaceae 144

Cornaceae 150

Cyrillaceae 152

Dilleniaceae 152

Ebenaceae 154

Elaeocarpaceae 154

Erythropalaceae 156

Erythroxylaceae 158

Euphorbiaceae 160

Fabaceae 176

Fabaceae--Caesalpinioideae 176

Fabaceae--Mimosoideae 186

Fabaceae--Papilionoideae 214

Fagaceae 238

Hernandiaceae 238

Humiriaceae 240

Hypericaceae 242

Icacinaceae 246

Lacistemataceae 246

Lamiaceae 248

Lauraceae 252

Lecythidaceae 262

Lepidobotryaceae 266

Lythraceae 268

Magnoliaceae 268

Malpighiaceae 270

Malvaceae 272

Malvaceae--Bombacoideae 274

Malvaceae--Byttnerioideae 282

Malvaceae--Grewioideae 286

Malvaceae--Malvoideae 292

Malvaceae--Sterculioideae 294

Malvaceae--Tilioideae 296

Melastomataceae 296

Meliaceae 310

Moraceae 322

Muntingiaceae 334

Myricaceae 336

Myristicaceae 336

Myrsinaceae 344

Myrtaceae 350

Nyctaginaceae 358

Ochnaceae 360

Papaveraceae 362

Pellicieraceae 362

Phyllanthaceae 362

Piperaceae 366

Podocarpaceae 368

Polygonaceae 368

Proteaceae 372

Putranjivaceae 374

Rhamnaceae 374

Rhizophoraceae 378

Rubiaceae 380

Rutaceae 410

Salicaceae 414

Sapindaceae 426

Sapotaceae 434

Scrophulariaceae 446

Simaroubaceae 448

Siparunaceae 450

Staphyleaceae 450

Ternstroemiaceae 452

Thymelaeaceae 452

Ulmaceae 454

Urticaceae 454

Verbenaceae 460

Violaceae 460

Vochysiaceae 462

Part III. Supporting Material

Appendix 1. Terminology 467

Appendix 2. Major Leaf Traits of Tree Families

Known in Panama and Costa Rica 469

Appendix 3. Families Not Included 475

Literature Cited 479

Index 481

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691147109
Author:
Condit, Richard
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
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Author:
Daguerre, Nefertaris
Author:
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Author:
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Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Trees -- Panama.
Subject:
Trees -- Costa Rica.
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Subject:
Popular science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
438 color illus. 5 line illus. 482 maps.
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 38 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "This is an impressive tour-de-force of tropical plant identification. The lively writing is accessible to nonspecialists, while the broad taxonomic coverage and authoritative species descriptions make this guide useful to professional botanists."--Brad Boyle, University of Arizona

"This book is exceptionally well organized and extremely user friendly, and the text is really good and succinct. The authors convey the excitement of learning tropical botany to successfully identify tree species, and the section on tree identification is exceptional--quite simply the best that I have ever read. This book fills a huge need and does so very well."--John Kricher, Wheaton College

"Synopsis" by , This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike.

The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered.

  • The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together
  • Covers almost 500 species
  • 438 high-resolution color photos
  • 480 color distribution maps and two general maps
  • Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species
  • Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

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