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Trees of Southern Africa

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September 2007
About the book: 

Palgrave's Trees has found its way onto almost every bookshelf in southern Africa and after more than 20 years on the market (and through 10 reprints) has become the tree bible -- unquestioned in its authority. In spite of its popularity, it has long been in need of a thorough revision and updating. 

Meg Coates Palgrave brings practical experience and a vast knowledge to this task (assisted and advised by Prof. Braam van Wyk, acting as consultant) The book will be fully updated to include all name changes, reclassifications, and also new species. 

This new edition will include all the species of trees, both indigenous and introduced, known to occur in Africa south of the Zambezi; an updated botanical description and distribution map for all indigenous species; drawings of a typical leaf and/or fruit of every species for easy identification; English and Afrikaans common names; the medicinal and poisonous properties of trees, their association with magic and folklore -- and even their economic potential.

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