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Recommendations for Palgrave's Trees of Southern Africa
Authors: Keith and Meg Coates Palgrave
3rd edition, Cape Town, South Africa 2002
Hardcover, 17x25 cm, 1221 pages throughout bw-illustrations and a part with colour photos
This book describes and illustrates the indigenous trees and many of the now naturalised, non-indigenous or alien species that occurr in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique, south of the Zambezi River. Meg Coates Palgrave, author of the newest edition, brings practical experience and a vast knowledge to this task, assisted and advised by Prof Braam van Wyk, acting as consultant.
This third edition of Trees of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded. It features new, simplified keys based on leaf characteristics, and incorporates updated names, reclassifications and new species. Accompanying the tree descriptions are comprehensively revised maps reflecting up-to-date distribution and drawings of a characteristic leaf and/or fruit.
Other features include English and Afrikaans common names, notes on medicinal or magical properties and an illustrated glossary, while the colour section, comprising 314 colour photographs, remains unchanged. A comprehensive and user-friendly guide, it should appeal to tree enthusiasts and professional botanists across the sub-continent. All known indigenous trees and many naturalised aliens occurring south of the Zambezi-Cunene rivers are included. A comprehensive, user-friendly guide, it will appeal to tree enthusiasts and professional botanists across the sub-continent.