9780520221109

Trees and Shrubs of California

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520221109

  • ISBN10:

    0520221109

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide.Trees and Shrubs of Californiaidentifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition ofThe Jepson Manual.The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.

Table of Contents

List of Plates
ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(1)
How the Book Is Organized
1(1)
Classification
1(1)
Nomenclature
2(2)
How to Use the Book to Identify Trees and Shrubs
4(1)
California's Forests and Woodlands
5(14)
Conifers
19(92)
Key to Genera
19(3)
Descriptions of Genera and Species
22(89)
Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs
111(306)
Key to Groups
111(1)
Key to Genera
112(18)
Descriptions of Genera and Species
130(287)
Appendix A: Genera Grouped by Distinctive Morphological Features 417(8)
Conifers
417(2)
Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs
419(6)
Appendix B: Checklist of Trees and Shrubs 425(14)
Gnetophytes
425(1)
Conifers
425(2)
Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs
427(12)
Glossary 439(12)
References 451(4)
Index 455

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