Trees of Central Texas by Robert A. VinesTrees of Central Texas by Robert A. Vines

Trees of Central Texas

byRobert A. Vines

Paperback | January 1, 1984

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A comprehensive and compact field guide, Trees of Central Texas introduces 186 species of tree life in Central Texas, an area roughly the region of the Edwards Plateau and bordered by the Balcones Escarpment on the south and east, the Pecos River on the west, and the Texas Plains and the Llano Uplift on the north. From the hardy oaks and rugged mesquites to the graceful willows, cottonwoods, and pecans, the tree life of Central Texas varies as much as the vast and changing land that hosts it. Full descriptions and superb illustrations of all the native and naturalized trees of the region as well as fascinating bits of history and lore make this an essential guide to the wealth of tree life in Central Texas.

Drawn from Robert A. Vines' monumental Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of the Southwest (University of Texas Press), Trees of Central Texas combines the essential detail of the larger work with the ease and convenience of a field guide.

The late Robert A. Vines served as director of the Houston Arboretum and Botanical Garden and of the Robert A. Vines Environmental Science Center of the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston.
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Title:Trees of Central TexasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 8.52 × 5.51 × 0.86 inPublished:January 1, 1984Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292780583

ISBN - 13:9780292780583

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Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Podocarpus Family (Podocarpaceae)
  • Pine Family (Pinaceae)
  • Taxodium Family (Taxodiaceae)
  • Cypress Family (Cupressaceae)
  • Lily Family (Liliaceae)
  • Willow Family (Salicaceae)
  • Garrya Family (Garryaceae)
  • Walnut Family (Juglandaceae)
  • Beech Family (Fagaceae)
  • Elm Family (Ulmaceae)
  • Mulberry Family (Moraceae)
  • Barberry Family (Berberidaceae)
  • Laurel Family (Lauraceae)
  • Junco Family (Koeberliniaceae)
  • Witch Hazel Family (Hamamelidaceae)
  • Sycamore Family (Platanaceae)
  • Rose Family (Rosaceae)
  • Legume Family (Leguminosae)
    • Subfamily Mimosoideae
    • Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
    • Subfamily Papilionoideae
  • Caltrop Family (Zygophyllaceae)
  • Rue Family (Rutaceae)
  • Quassia Family (Simarubaceae)
  • Mahogany Family (Meliaceae)
  • Euphorbia Family (Euphorbiaceae)
  • Sumac Family (Anacardiaceae)
  • Holly Family (Aquifoliaceae)
  • Maple Family (Aceraceae)
  • Buckeye Family (Hippocastanaceae)
  • Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae)
  • Buckthorn Family (Rhamnaceae)
  • Linden Family (Tiliaceae)
  • Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
  • Chocolate Family (Sterculiaceae)
  • Tamarisk Family (Tamaricaceae)
  • Cactus Family (Cactaceae)
  • Loosestrife Family (Lythraceae)
  • Pomegranate Family (Punicaceae)
  • Dogwood Family (Cornaceae)
  • Heath Family (Ericaceae)
  • Sapodilla Family (Sapotaceae)
  • Persimmon Family (Ebenaceae)
  • Storax Family (Styracaceae)
  • Ash Family (Oleaceae)
  • Dogbane Family (Apocynaceae)
  • Borage Family (Boraginaceae)
  • Verbena Family (Verbenaceae)
  • Trumpet-creeper Family (Bignoniaceae)
  • Madder Family (Rubiaceae)
  • Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)
  • Diagrams of Inflorescence; Leaf Apices, Margins, and Forms; and Flower Parts
  • Glossary
  • Index

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A comprehensive and compact field guide, Trees of Central Texas introduces 186 species of tree life in Central Texas, an area roughly the region of the Edwards Plateau and bordered by the Balcones Escarpment on the south and east, the Pecos River on the west, and the Texas Plains and the Llano Uplift on the north.