A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

Paperback | March 15, 2008

byMargaret Gargiullo, Larry Kimball, Barbara Magnuson

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by thedifferent types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With somuch readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert natura...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019518825X

ISBN - 13:9780195188257

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Introduction1. Palms and palm-like plants2. Tall Trees: Woody plants growing to 10 m tall or more3. Shrubs and small trees: Plants with woody stems less than 10 m tall4. Woody Vines (Lianas): high-climbing plants with woody stems5. Herbaceous vines: climbing or twining herbs6. Herbs: Plants with non-woody stems7. Grasses and grass-like plants: by family, genus, species, Alphabetically8. Ferns and other flowerless plants: plants reproducing by sporesIllustrated GlossaryReferencesIndex