Tree Atlas of Namibia, by Barbara Curtis, Coleen Mannheimer and Blythe Loutit

Tree Atlas of Namibia, by Barbara Curtis, Coleen Mannheimer and Blythe Loutit. National Botanical Research Institute of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia 2005. ISBN 9991668063

Tree Atlas of Namibia, by Barbara Curtis, Coleen Mannheimer and Blythe Loutit. National Botanical Research Institute of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia 2005. ISBN 9991668063

Barbara Curtis's, Coleen Mannheimer's and Blythe Loutit's Tree Atlas of Namibia is a hefty great block of a book. Weighing in at two point something kilograms and comprising 688 pages, it is a reference work to Namibia’s 408 species of trees and large shrubs.

Coleen Mannheimer  Blythe Loutit  

Guide to species accounts

The species accounts that follow in this atlas give a synthesis of the information on distribution and ecology collected during the Tree Atlas Project (TAP). Distribution maps of species that were found in four or more quarter-degree squares (see page 2 for more information on resolution), are given; those with less are mentioned in the text, but generally no map is included. Although there is a brief description of each of the plants this book covers, for a detailed description of trees and shrubs, and aids to their identification, refer to one of the recommended field guides (page 645). The TAP, which ran from 1997-2003, was based on the voluntary participation of professional and amateur botanists. Some squares and months achieved better coverage than others. To assess whether a blank square on the distribution map of a widespread species is due to an absence of the species or to a lack of visits by atlassers, refer to the introductory maps showing the number of sheets submitted per square and the efficiency of atlassing (Figures 4 and 5, pages 4 and 5). In order to get an idea of how often a square was visited, and at what time of year, refer to the maps on pages 6 and 7 (Figures 6 and 7).

Content: Tree Atlas of Namibia

FOREWORD
LIST OF FIGURES AND TEXT BOXES
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
ASSESSING THE INFORMATION
Which species are included?
Geographical resolution
Data collection, storage and analysis
Atlas records
Atlassing efficiency
Seasonality of atlassing
Species distribution
Abundance
Habitat
Growth form and height
Annual cycle
CHARACTERISTICS OF TREES AND SHRUBS IN NAMIBIA
Diversity
The north-east
The highlands
The south
Endemism
Distribution trends
Seasonal variations
Leaf-production
Flowering and fruiting
Regional patterns
CONSERVATION OF WOODY RESOURCES IN NAMIBIA
Issues and concerns
Consumptive uses
Fuel
Timber and building materials
Woodcarving
Habitat destruction
Excessive fires
Impaired recruitment
Illegal collecting
Bush encroachment
The conservation and protection of trees and shrubs
Protected areas
Important tree areas
Protection of special species
GUIDE TO SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Welwitschiaceae
Arecaceae
Aloaceae
Myricaceae
Celtidaceae
Salicaceae
Moraceae
Urticaceae
Proteaceae
Santalaceae
Opiliaceae
Olacaceae
Chenopodiaceae
Nyctaginaceae
Aizoaceae
Portulacaceae
Annonaceae
Hernandaceae
Capparaceae
Moringaceae
Crassulaceae
Chrysobalanaceae
Montiniaceae
Connaraceae
Fabaceae
Mimosoideae
Caesalpinioidae
Papilionoideae
Erythroxylaceae
Zygophyllaceae
Balanitaceae
Rutaceae
Kirkiaceae
Burseraceae
Ptaeroxylaceae
Meliaceae
Polygalaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Anacardiaceae
Celastraceae
Sapindaceae
Melianthaceae
Rhamnaceae
Vitaceae
Tiliaceae
Malvaceae
Bombacaceae
Sterculiaceae
Ochnaceae
Clusiaceae
Tamaricaceae
Passifloraceae
Flacourtiaceae
Combretaceae
Myrtaceae
Araliaceae
Apiaceae
Sapotaceae
Ebenaceae
Oleaceae
Salvadoraceae
Strychnaceae
Gentianaceae
Buddlejaceae
Apocynaceae
Boraginaceae
Lamiaceae
Solanaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Bignoniaceae
Pedaliaceae
Rubiaceae
Cucurbitaceae
Asteraceae
Hot off the plant press
ALIENS
REFERENCES
USEFUL FIELD GUIDES
CONTACT ADDRESSES

This is an excerpt from the guide: Tree Atlas of Namibia, by Barbara Curtis, Coleen Mannheimer and Blythe Loutit.

Title: Tree Atlas of Namibia
Authors: Barbara Curtis; Coleen Mannheimer; Blythe Loutit
Genre: Botanical guide
National Botanical Research Institute of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia 2005
ISBN 9991668063
Softcover, 18 x 25 cm, 674 pages, countless illustrations and maps

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