This revised and extended second edition of Identification of tropical woody plants is a concise representation of woody taxa based upon their vegetative characters.
It presents a unique identification system, permitting recognition of most of plant families by means of morphological and architectural features which are observable all year round in the tropics. The basic outline of the book is the same as in the first edition, including the keys, a glossary, and descriptions of families.
The book has been revised after additional tests in the field, and the nomenclature has been updated according to recent molecular studies in taxonomy. Representative examples of many families are shown on color plates and additional families are illustrated by line drawings. A new key for the main groups of euphorbiacean genera has been included.
This field guide will be an essential companion to botanists and ecologists.
Identification of tropical woody plants in the absence of flowers
Roland Keller, 2004, Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag, 294 p., illustrations couleurs
ISBN : 3-7643-6453-X