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Flora of Puna Island: Plant Resources on a Neotropical Island

Flora / FaunaOut of Print

By: Jens E Madsen, Robert Mix and Henrik Balslev

289 pages, 16 col plates, tabs

Aarhus University Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #117685 | ISBN: 8772888547
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Combines botany, ethnography, and history to describe the use and administration of botanical resources on Puna Island in Ecuador, providing information on the island's geography, geology, climate, socioeconomy, infrastructure, and history of botanical exploration.


Preface; Study Area: Geography; Geology; Climate; Socioeconomy; Infrastructure; History of Botanical Exploration. Vegetation: Plant Communities; Structure; Composition and Dynamics of the Thorn Forest; Phenology. Flora: Distribution Patterns; Affinities to the Galapagos Islands; Human Impact. Plant Use: Pre-Columbian epoch; Post-Columbian epoch; Present Day. Keys and Plant Descriptions: Key to Major Groups; Ferns; Seed Plants. Literature Cited; Index to Names of Plants; Index to Places and Historic Persons.

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