The Palms of the Amazon

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byAndrew HendersonIllustratorAnthony Salazar

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The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region. Each species is exhaustively described with reviews of theirdistribution, habitat, and ecology. Introductory chapters describe the physical setting of the Amazon region as well as on the biogeography and ecology of the palm family. This first modern treatment of the 135 species of Amazon palms provides a definitive account of their ecology, uses, andbiogeography. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and researchers of botany, ecology, agronomy, and conservation biology.

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The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region. Each species is exhaustively described with reviews of theirdistribution, habitat, and ecology. Introdu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:388 pagesPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195083113

ISBN - 13:9780195083118

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Amazon2. Introduction to the Palms3. Biogeography of Amazon Palms4. Ecology of Amazon Palms5. Palm Collectors, Palm Botanists and Species Concepts6. The Palms of the AmazonAppendix

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"Henderson's technical treatise. . .will serve as the standard reference for this group of plants in the Amazon." --Choice