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Field Guide to the Mangrove Trees of Africa and Madagascar

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Mangrove trees fulfil vital environmental roles in erosion control, and are an important resource in construction, carpentry, firewood, dyes, cordage and medicinal products.

Authors: H. Beentje, S. Bandeira. 91pp. 234 x 156 mm. Colour and b/w illus. plus maps, ISBN 9781842461358, Kew Publishing 2007.

Mangrove trees fulfil vital environmental roles in erosion control, and are an important resource in construction, carpentry, firewood, dyes, cordage and medicinal products.

An attractively illustrated and user-friendly guide to all the species of mangrove trees, invaluable for field workers, conservationists, students and eco-tourists to tropical seashores.


'This book is intended for the interested lay person, and perhaps, school pupils, and possibly junior undergraduate tertiary level students. As such, it is an excellent text, with the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject clearly apparent.' N.W. Pammenter, South African Journal of Botany 74, 2008.


Henk J Beentje is a botanist with considerable field experience in Africa and Madagascar. He has published titles on Kenyan trees, Zanzibari forests and Madagascar palms, as well as on African vegetation in general and plant glossaries. His main interests are in regional Floras, field guide production and conservation. He is currently editor of the Flora of Tropical East Africa at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Salomão O Bandeira is a botanist with a long-standing interest in marine botany. He is a leading expert on seagrasses and is passionate about the importance and conservation of marine plant ecosystems. He is also interested in traditional plant medicine and folklore regarding plants. He currently coordinates several international research programmes at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique.

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