By: LJ Samuelson and ME Hogan
For courses in Dendrology, Plant Biology, Plant Identification, Systemic Botany and Silvics found in departments of Botany, Biology, Forestry or Horticulture. Through the use of over 800 full-color photographs and concise botanical descriptions, this comprehensive manual identifies over 239 forest tree species common to the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. (This includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, W. Virginia, Louisiana, and Kentucky.) Detailed photographs of leaf, twig, bark, flower, and fruit characteristics are presented next to species descriptions for easy reference. Each species description includes: common names; a "Quick Guide" stressing key features; concise descriptions of leaves, twigs, bark, flower, fruit, and form; habitat and ecology; a map of the geographical range; the species' uses; and the derivation of the botanical name.
1. Identification Features. 2. How to Use the Family and Species Guides. 3. Guide to the Gymnosperm Families. 4. Guide to the Angiosperm Families. 5. Bibliography. 6. Index.
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