648 pages, b/w illustrations, distribution maps
Language: Bilingual in English and Afrikaans
Since 1966 this concise list of southern African indigenous trees has been an indispensable companion for anybody interested in the diverse tree flora of the region. This fifth edition of the Pocket List of Southern African Indigenous Trees has been updated to take into consideration recent advances in the classification and naming of trees. Included are 1 666 tree entries, most of these illustrated, covering all trees indigenous to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. Indices of scientific names and synonyms, common names in several local languages, and standard tree numbers facilitate information retrieval. Updated distribution maps reflect the occurrence of the trees in the subcontinent, whilst symbols indicate their conservation status.
The Saklys/Pocket List exists of six indexes:
- Index 1 contains 1 666 species and infraspecific taxa with their distribution maps, scientific names, FSA tree numbers, Afrikaans and English common names, illustrations, and icons depicting conservation status
- Index 2 contains the Afrikaans and English common names in alphabetical order
- Index 3 contains the indigenous common names in alphabetical order
- Index 4 contains synonym scientific names
- Index 5 contains the FSA tree numbers in numerical order
- Index 6 contains the scientific family name with the corresponding Afrikaans and English common name
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Hartwig von Dürckheim is a member of the Central Committee of the Dendrological Society with a fervent interest in indigenous trees. Braam van Wyk is a professor of Botany at the University of Pretoria with a research interest in plant classification and plant geography. Erika van den Berg is a professional landscape architect with a special interest in trees and is a past President of the Dendrological Society of South Africa. Meg Coates Palgrave is a keen amateur tree enthusiast well known for her tree identification courses and books on Southern African trees. Marie Jordaan is a scientist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute and has made significant contributions to tree classification.