9781842461839

Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana: Including the Okavango Delta : Useful in Countries and Gegraphical Areas Adjacent to Northern Botswana in the Zambesi Basin

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    9781842461839

  • ISBN10:

    1842461834

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Northern Botswana and the surrounding regions are home to a rich diversity of plants, and this ambitious field guide offers detailed accounts of more than 550 flowering herbs, trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, and sedges. More than two thousand color photographs illustrate key identification features, while detailed information on habitat, flowering period, and uses of the various species flesh out the accounts. It is an invaluable tool for researchers, wildlife managers, and amateur botanists alike.

Author Biography

Alison and Roger Heath have been keen amateur botanists and wildlife photographers for many decades. They began their work as researchers for the Selinda Foundation in 2001 and subsequently founded The Selinda Herbarium.
David Goyder works within the Africa Drylands team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has made substantial contributions to both the Flora of Tropical East Africa and Flora Zambesiaca.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. 1
Acknowledgementsp. 2
How to use this bookp. 4
Area covered and habitat overviewp. 7
Where is Selinda?p. 7
Sources of waterp. 7
Selinda's habitats - overviewp. 10
Description of habitatsp. 11
Plants of Northern Botswana and the Okavango Delta
Blue or blue-purple flowersp. 21
Green or greenish flowersp. 62
Orange, brown or red-brown flowersp. 111
Pink, red or red-purple flowersp. 147
Yellow or cream flowersp. 198
White or whitish flowersp. 323
Grassesp. 425
Introduction to the grassesp. 426
Simple spikep. 428
Spikes of spikesp. 430
Digitate spikep. 447
False racemep. 457
Plumose paniclep. 464
Open paniclep. 465
Subcontracted paniclep. 491
Contracted paniclep. 502
Spike-like paniclep. 507
Sedges and sedge-like plantsp. 516
Introduction to sedges and sedge-like plantsp. 518
Capitatep. 520
Umbel-like clustersp. 527
Umbel-like with single spikeletsp. 549
Unbranched pseudolateralp. 552
Branched pseudolateralp. 554
Paniclep. 555
Terminal elongatep. 557
Ferns and aquatic plants with no visible flowersp. 558
Contributorsp. 562
Bibliographyp. 564
Glossary of termsp. 567
Synopsis of plants in this bookp. 572
Common names indexp. 578
Scientific names indexp. 588
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