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Author Cornejo, Fernando, 1958-
Title Seeds of Amazonian plants [electronic resource] / Fernando Cornejo and John Janovec
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxviii, 155 p.) : ill
Series Princeton field guides
Princeton field guides
Note Includes bibliographical references
Cover; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; COLLECTING AND IDENTIFYING SEEDS; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; AID TO IDENTIFICATION OF AMAZONIAN SEEDS; FAMILY AND GENUS DESCRIPTIONS; GLOSSARY AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF BOTANICAL TERMINOLOGy
"Seeds of Amazonian Plants is the first field guide to treat the extraordinary diversity of seeds and diaspores of plants commonly encountered in the Amazon and other lowland moist forests of the American tropics. This stunningly illustrated guide features an easy-to-use whole-plant approach to seed identification that provides detailed descriptions not only of the seeds but also of the habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit of Amazonian plants, as well as information about the known uses and distribution of each genus. Presenting these descriptions together with 750 full-colour photos and a unique identification key, this premier field guide enables users to identify seeds of 544 genera and 131 families of plants."--NHBS Environment Bookstore
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Subject Tropical plants -- Seeds -- Amazon River Region -- Identification
Plants -- Amazon River Region -- Identification
Seeds -- Amazon River Region -- Morphology
Alt Author Janovec, John
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