Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (revised edition)
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk
Struik Nature, 2013
This comprehensively updated and expanded edition of the region’s best-selling ?eld guide to trees offers much, much more than the highly successful ?rst edition. Fully updated text (including additional species entries) and distribution maps, numerous new photographs and a new 87-page section of full-tree photographs makes this well-loved guide even more indispensable in the ?eld. Southern Africa has a rich variety of tree species, with an estimated 2 100 indigenous species and more than 100 naturalised aliens. Field guide to trees of Southern Africa describes and illustrates more than 1 000 of these, focusing on trees that are the most common and most likely to be encountered. Species are logically arranged in 43 groups based on easy-to-observe leaf and stem features, and each account is illustrated by full-colour photographs of the plant’s diagnostic parts. The text also touches on the practical uses of the plants.