328 pages, 1200 colour photos, 100 colour illustrations, colour maps
Field guide to the more common trees and shrubs, indigenous, naturalized and exotic, that are found in East Africa. In addition to full-colour photographs and illustrations that depict the fruit, flowers and special features of each species, there is also a map of the different biomes of East Africa, glossaries of botanical and medical terms and diagrams depicting flower parts, leaf shapes and leaf arrangements that clarify the terms used in the guide.
This fully revised and updated edition features more than 400 of the trees and shrubs found in the region.
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Najma Dharani has a Master's degree in Botany and works as a landscape designer and indoor-plant expert in Nairobi, Kenya. She also runs Bonsai Creations, the first serious enterprise designed to bring this ancient horticultural art to East Africa. She has travelled extensively through East Africa for the past decade in a sustained effort to enhance her knowledge and appreciation of the region's plant and animal life.