How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa. Content, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk

How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk. Penguin Random House. Imprint: Struik Nature. Cape Town, South Africa 2007. ISBN 9781770072404 / ISBN 978-1-77007-240-4

How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk. Penguin Random House. Imprint: Struik Nature. Cape Town, South Africa 2007. ISBN 9781770072404 / ISBN 978-1-77007-240-4

Images from the guide: How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk.

Images from the guide: How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk.

This is the table of content to Braam van Wyk's and Piet van Wyk's guide:How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa.

Braam van Wyk  Piet van Wyk  

Content: How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa

PART I:
PRINCIPLES OF TREE IDENTIFICATION
Our animal impediment
Plants and their three basic organs
The tree as life form
Trees as modular organisms
Variation and plasticity
Tree classification
How to look at trees and use a field guide
Primary diagnostic characters
Simple and compound leaves
Leaf arrangement
Discolorous leaves
Venation pattern
Secretory cavities
Bacterial nodules
Hairiness
Leaf margin
Stipules
Spines, thorns and prickles
Latex
Secondary diagnostic characters
Tree shape, size and foliage colour
Bark
Twigs and tendrils
Petioles
Leaf shape and size
External glands
Domatia
Miscellaneous leaf characters
Flowers and inflorescences
Fruits
Seeds
Geographical distribution and habitat

PART 2: TREE CROUPS
Key to the groups
Outline of group characters
Layout of group overviews
Trees with unusual features
1. Succulent group
2. Palm group
3. Cedar group
Leaves simple and alternate or in tufts, not bilobed
4. Fig group
5. Milkplum group
6. Tamboti group
7. Silver-oak group
8. Spikethorn group
9. Wild-plane group
10. Common group
11. Raisin bush group
Leaves simple and opposite or subopposite
12. Monkey-orange group
13. Sagewood group
14. Turkeyberry group
15. Bridesbush group
16. Wild-medlar group
17. False-gardenia group
18. Onionwood group
19. Spoonwood group
20. Numnum group
21. Poisonbush group
22. Waterberry group
23. Bushwillow group
Leaves simple and 3- or more whorled
24. Quininetree group
25. Wild-almond group
Leaves once-divided, with 2 or 3 leaflets, or simple and bilobed
26. Bauhinia group
27. Mopane group
28. Corkwood group
29. Coraltree group
30. White-ironwood group
31. Karee group
Leaves once-divided, with more than 3 leaflets
32. Sausagetree group
33. Boerbean group
34. Soapberry group
35. Peppertree group
36. Knobwood group
37. Marula group
38. Kiaat group
39. Baobab group
40. Fingerleaf group
Leaves twice-divided
41. Hook thorn group
42. Sweet thorn group
43. False-thorn group

Guide to tree families
Glossary
References & Acknowledgements
Index

This is an excerpt from the book: How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa, by Braam van Wyk and Piet van Wyk.

Authors: Braam van Wyk; Piet van Wyk
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2007
ISBN 9781770072404 / ISBN 978-1-77007-240-4
Softcover, 15 x 24 cm, 184 pages, throughout illustrations and photos

van Wyk, Braam und van Wyk, Piet im Namibiana-Buchangebot

A Photographic Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

A Photographic Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

A Photographic Guide to Trees of Southern Africa presents approximately 250 of southern Africa's most commonly seen trees.

Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa

Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa

Guide to Trees: Introduced into Southern Africa is an invaluable guide for landscapers, gardeners and all tree enthusiasts.

Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa

Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa

Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa covers some 260 flowers representing all of the region’s major vegetation types.

A photographic guide to wild flowers of South Africa

A photographic guide to wild flowers of South Africa

260 species from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld

More than 3500 wild flower species inhabit South Africa's Highveld region

Pocket Guide: Trees of Southern Africa

Pocket Guide: Trees of Southern Africa

The Pocket Guide Trees of Southern Africa introduces to the region’s trees, describing and illustrating 132 species.

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa describes and illustrates more than 1000 species, focusing on the most common and those most likely to be encountered.

Photo Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

Photo Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

An invaluable identification and reference guide to 300 of the more common tree species in Southern Africa

How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa

How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa

How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa provides the background knowledge essential for tree identification.