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Gesneriads of Costa Rica / Gesneriaceas de Costa Rica

Field / Identification GuideIdentification KeyOut of Print

By: Ricardo Kriebel Haehner (Author)

368 pages, colour photos

INBio: the Costa Rican Biodiversity Institute

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #163890 | ISBN: 9968927171
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Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish

This guide includes 25 genera and 99 native species (plus one that could become naturalized) of Gesneriaceae from Costa Rica, one of the most showy flowering plant families in the neotropics. Each species includes a description, distribution, phenological notes and diagnostic remarks and are illustrated with color photographs. Furthermore, the introductory section includes notes on their taxonomic and natural histories (e.g., pollination, dispersal, medicinal uses). Dichotomous keys for their identification are included at the end.

Because of the similarities of species with Nicaragua and Panama, this field guide will be useful for identifying most species in these countries as well.

Summary in Spanish:
Esta guía incluye la descripción de 25 géneros y 99 especies nativas (mas una que podría naturalizarse) de Gesneriaceae de Costa Rica, una de las familias de plantas con flores más llamativas de los bosques neotropicales. Todas las especies están ilustradas con fotografías a color. Además, la sección introductoria incluye notas sobre su historia taxonómica e historia natural (por ejemplo, polinización, dispersión y usos medicinales). Al final, se incluyen claves dicotómicas para su identificación.

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