9780395904541

A Field Guide to Western Trees: Eastern United States and Canada

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  • ISBN13:

    9780395904541

  • ISBN10:

    0395904544

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-07-25
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Summary

This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note vii(2)
Preface ix
How to Use This Book 1(17)
Illustrated Plan of the Six Main Sections
18-19(1)
PLATES
21(96)
SPECIES ACCOUNTS 117(274)
1. Trees with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves, Mostly Evergreen (Plates 1-10)
119(68)
Conifers with Clustered Needles
120(25)
Conifers with Single Needles in Woody Pegs
145(22)
Conifers with Small Scalelike Leaves
167(20)
II. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Compound Leaves (Plates 11-14)
187(18)
III. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves (Plates 15-17)
205(14)
IV. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Compound Leaves (Plates 18-25)
219(39)
Trees with Thorns
220(16)
Trees Thornless and Leaves Once-compound
236(18)
Leaflets Toothed
236(8)
Leaflets Not Toothed
244(10)
Thornless Southwestern Trees with Alternate Leaves Twice-compound
254(4)
V. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Simple Leaves (Plates 26-46)
258(118)
Leafless Desert Trees with Twigs Spine-tipped
258(5)
Trees with Side Thorns
263(10)
Thornless Trees
273(103)
Leaves Fan-lobed
273(6)
Leaves Fan-veined
279(14)
Leaves Feather-veined:
293(43)
Leaves Double-toothed
336(16)
Leaf Teeth Single or Lacking
352(24)
VI. Palms, Cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 47)
376(15)
Appendix A: Key to Trees in Leafless Condition 391(7)
Appendix B: Plant Relationships 398(4)
Glossary 402(6)
References 408(4)
Photo Credits 412(2)
Index 414

Excerpts

TWO-NEEDLE PINYON Pinus edulis Engelm. Pl. 1 A short, round-topped, arid-zone tree mainly of the s. Rockies. Needles 2 per cluster, 3?42 in. long, dark green, sharp but not spiny. Cones short, 12 in. long, somewhat spherical, with thick, blunt, thornless scales and 2 wingless half-inch nuts per scale. Height 1520 (50) ft.; diameter 12 (3) ft. Dry sites. Similar species: See Lodgepole Pine. Remarks: Like the other nut pines (see Singleleaf Pinyon), the fruits are eagerly sought by wildlife and humans alike. Reported to be the most common tree in N.M. A single- needle population is reported to occur in cen. Ariz. Resin from trunk wounds is said to have been used by Native Americans to waterproof woven bottles and to cement turquoise jewelry.

Excerpted from A Field Guide to Western Trees: Western United States and Canada by Mariner Books Staff, George A. Petrides
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