About the book:
Fully updated and expanded, this third edition of the top-selling Field Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs of East Africa now features more than 520 of the trees and shrubs – indigenous and naturalized exotics – commonly found in the region.
Each of the four sections – trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves – is arranged in alphabetical order according to scientifi c name. The book features:
- An informative introduction to families.
- Species accounts describing the plants’ habitat, bark, leaves, fl owers and fruit.
- General and commercial applications and uses in traditional medicine.
- Almost 2,000 photographs depicting the species, its fruit, fl owers and bark.
- Glossaries, both textual and illustrated, of botanical and medical terms.