100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa

100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa shows the most common and noteworthy of the more than 2200 East African tree species.
Luke, Quentin; Beentje, Henk
42015
978-1-77-584549-2
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Title: 100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa
Subtitle: Easy ID guide for East Africa
Authors: Quentin Luke; Henk Beentje
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2020
ISBN 9781775845492 / ISBN 978-1-77-584549-2
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 144 pages, throughout colour photos

About: 100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa

More than a million visitors a year come to admire the Big Five and other animals in the famous parks of the Tanzania/Kenya borderlands: Serengeti, Masai Marajsavo, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Arusha and many others.Thousands arrive to climb Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, and her smaller sister Mount Meru.Yet others come to bask on the beach, with an occasional visit to a coastal park such as Shimba Hills. The essential background to all this amazing animal life is the rich world of plants in East Africa - something on which all other life depends. And the most visual component of that plant life is the trees: fiat-topped acacias, strangling figs, the amazing baobab, whispering palms, and many more.This book takes readers on a tree safari, from the coast to the highest mountains, and shows a range of East African woody wonders along the way. 100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa includes 100 of the most common and noteworthy of the more than 2,200 East African tree species. Distinguishing features are highlighted in bold text to enable quick ID, habitats are given for each tree, likely areas and reserves for spotting the trees are given, and readers are alerted to similar species that could cause confusion. Finally, notes are provided for each species, detailing local and traditional uses and any other aspects of interest. 100 Trees to see on Safari will help to appreciate the beauty of East African trees, as well as to learn about their general importance and particular uses.

Content: 100 Trees to See on Safari in East Africa

Introduction
What is a tree?
A note on common and scientific names
How to use this guide
Habitats
Illustrated glossary
Glossary of terms
Tree species
1. Coast
2. Dry bushland
3. Savanna/woodland
4. Riverine/wetter habitats
5. Dry forest
6. Moist forest
7. High mountain
Index of common and scientific names