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Tropical Plants of Costa Rica A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora

Field / Identification Guide
By: Willow Zuchowski
532 pages, 540 colour photos, 114 halftones, 56 line drawings
Tropical Plants of Costa Rica
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  • Tropical Plants of Costa Rica ISBN: 9780801473746 Edition: 2 Paperback Mar 2007 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Ranging from miniature epiphytic orchids to towering trees, and from mangrove forests lining coastal waterways to high-elevation cloud forests, Costa Rica's rich and varied flora dazzles visitors and botanists alike.

This book is beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs taken in the field, each depicting an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, fruits, or seeds. Instructive pen-and-ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance, and medicinal and other uses. Sidebar features throughout the book highlight conservation, ethnobotany, and ecology; their topics include unusual applications for plants, distinct attributes of certain plant families, and plants of particular microhabitats.

A previous edition of this book was published under the title "A Guide to Tropical Plants of Costa Rica" (2005). The taxonomy has been updated for this new edition.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Willow Zuchowski
532 pages, 540 colour photos, 114 halftones, 56 line drawings
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