A Photo Rich Field Guide to the Wetter Zambian Miombo Woodlands. Part 1 - Ferns and Monocotyledons; Part 2 - Dicotyledons

By: Vollesen, Kaj & Merrett, Lari (introdu

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Two volumes, very well illustrated, large octavo, pp 1020, paperback, a very good new copy, in an edition of 1000 copies. A heavy set, weighing over 2.5 kilos before packing - extra postage may be necessary. [This amazing flora is a compilation of photographs, collections and expertise, gathered over the past 25 years, which describes the miombo woodland and the threats it is facing. It contains descriptions of 143 families, 611 genera, and 1634 species found in the Mutinindo Wilderness Area of Northern Zambia. In addition to the descriptions of the ferns and monocots part I includes a detailed introduction by Dr Paul Smith of the Botanic Garden Conservation Institute, an inspirationally charged foreword by Noah Zimba of the Zambian Institute of Forestry, a comprehensive introduction to Mutinondo Wilderness and its botanical background, and a 51 page photographic key. Part 2 contains the descriptions of dicots. For ease of reference the complete scientific and common names indices are included at the rear of each volume. Species descriptions include habit, height, flower colour, key characteristics (underlined), distribution, habitat, altitude, and flowering time. Of the 1634 species descriptions, 1618 are accompanies by 3 to 8 photographs each. Of the balance 9 descriptions have 2 photos each, 2 are with only one, and two are lacking an image. This flora is a prime cornerstone to the appreciation of the wetter miombo woodland which is essential to publicise, particularly in view of the ever-increasing pressures and destruction being wrought on this woodland in Zambia and the sub-region.]

Title: A Photo Rich Field Guide to the Wetter Zambian Miombo Woodlands. Part 1 - Ferns and Monocotyledons; Part 2 - Dicotyledons

Author Name: Vollesen, Kaj & Merrett, Lari (introdu

Categories: Conservation, Floras,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Zambia, Lari Merrett: 2020

ISBN Number: 1949677206

ISBN Number 13: 9781949677201

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 016810

Keywords: Zambia.Africa.Woods.Flora.Flowers.Wildflowers.Trees.Grasses.Bulbs.Mutinondo.wilderness.northern.south.southern.east.Angola.Tanzania.Congo.Malawi.Mozambique.Zimbabwe.ecology.conservation. biodiversity. forestry.