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Zuchowski, Willow

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica

A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora

€ 39.95

Beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs, this guide to the native and exotic flora in Costa Rica is an indispensable resource for naturalists, students, and researchers, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9
The Scope of the Book
9
How to Use This Book
10
Botanical Classification and Nomenclature
12
Observing and Identifying Plants
13
Costa Rica
14
Conservation
15
Key to Abbreviations 17
Chapter 1. Painted Treetops 19
Other Legumes with Yellow Flowers
28
Color in Treetops Can be Deceiving
36
Chapter 2. Other Common Trees 39
Identifying Cecropia Species in Costa Rica
48
The Sex Life of Figs and Fig Wasps
63
Chapter 3. Roadside and Garden Ornaments 73
Wild Species
71
The Largest Flower in Costa Rica
78
Cultivated Species
108
The Native Cycads
130
Chapter 4. Fruits and Crops 161
What Gives Edam Cheese its Color?
172
Medicine and Bioweapon All in One
177
Bananas in Costa Rica
184
Coffee Relatives
197
Chapter 5. Living Fences and Reforestation 211
Chapter 6. Special Habitats 235
Wet Atlantic Lowlands
236
La Selva Biological Station and Environs
237
Tortuguero Canals
247
Tropical Dry Forest
255
Musical Instruments, Furniture, and Bowls
258
Cacti in Costa Rica
264
Where Does Chan Come From?
274
Tropical Montane Cloud Forests
281
Monteverde
282
Epiphytes
288
The `Little Avocados`
298
Gap Specialists
301
Po Volcano National Park
306
Cerro de la Muerte
316
The Impressive Oaks
322
Beach and Mangrove
328
Drift seeds
334
Mangroves
340
Caribbean Beaches
346
Chapter 7. Typical Tropical Groups 353
Arum and Philodendron Family (Araceae)
354
Bromeliad and Pineapple Family (Bromeliaceae)
366
Palm Family (Arecaccac)
378
Heliconia and Bird of Paradise Families (Heliconiaceae and Strelitziaceae)
394
Sexy Pink Lobster Claw, and Bird of Paradise
404
Orchid Family (Orchidaceac)
406
Miniature Orchids
425
Ferns and Lycophytes
436
Chapter 8. Conspicuous Grasses 459
Glossary 469
List of Species by Family 481
Bibliography 497
Index 511
Metric Ruler 531
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
532 pagina's
Januari 2007
997 gram
228 x 154 x 32 mm
Cornell University Press us

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