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Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

Manning's Field Guide to Wild Flowers describes more than 1100 of shrubs and herbs of South Africa.
Manning, John
22012
978-1-77584-676-5
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Title: Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
Author: John Manning
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
2nd revised edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2019
ISBN 9781775846765 / ISBN 978-1-77584-676-5
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 488 pages, throughout colour photographs, English text

About: Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

South Africa, together with Lesotho and Swaziland, has a diverse landscape, with habitats that range from montane to semidesert, and fynbos to subtropical forest. Equally varied, the region's flora encompasses some 17 000 shrubs and herbs, which bear flowers of intricate and often stunning beauty. The Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa describes more than 1100 of these, highlighting the most conspicuous species and those most likely to be encountered across the country. With an emphasis on identifying plants progressively to family, genus and species level, a novel identification aid and easy-to-use keys guide users to the correct family and genus, while individual species descriptions, accompanied by a clear photograph, a distribution map and an indication of flowering season, help them to pinpoint the plant. By using Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa, wild-flower enthusiasts at all levels will now be able to identify accurately plants in any part of South Africa.

Content: Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

INTRODUCTION
SOUTH AFRICAN WILD FLOWERS
FLORAL REGIONS
VEGETATION TYPES
THE NAMES OF PLANTS
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
IDENTIFYING PLANTS
WHERE TO BEGIN
FINDING THE RIGHT GROUP
PICTORIAL GUIDE TO WILD-FLOWER FAMILIES
DESCRIPTIONS OF WILD-FLOWER FAMILIES
THE QUICK FAMILY FINDER
HOW TO USE THE FAMILY FINDER
SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
FURTHER READING INDEX
ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY