Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar

Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar

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Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar

Madagascar's native palms are of enormous economic and biological importance. Not only are they used for food, house building, crafts and medicines, most are found in no other part of the world, they are a part of Madagascar's great natural heritage and many are becoming increasingly rare.
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Madagascar's native palms are of enormous economic and biological importance. Not only are they used for food, house building, crafts and medicines, most are found in no other part of the world, they are a part of Madagascar's great natural heritage and many are becoming increasingly rare.



Simple keys and lavishly illustrated pictorial descriptions, distribution maps and diagrams of leaf, fruit and flower arrangement enable quick and easy identification. Notes on local uses, rarity and in what type of vegetation each grows in follows.



This is not just a field guide, it is a book that shows why palms are so important to the culture, economy and the natural heritage of Madagascans.



The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards: Nominated titles: Technical category 2007



'This guide is valuable to those who encounter palms regularly in the field in Madagascar such as students, foresters, horticulturalists, field botanists, ethnobotanists, ecologists, and conservationists. Furthermore it is also useful for palm growers and researchers all over the world.' Concepción Obón and Diego Rivera, Economic Botany, Vol. 63, 2009



Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Authors: John Dransfield, Henk Beentje, et al.
  2. 176pp. 234 x 156mm. Paperback
  3. ISBN 9781842461570
  4. Kew Publishing, 2006

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