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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