Identifying savanna plants
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CTA. 1990. Identifying savanna plants. Spore 25. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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<<Savanna Plants: an Illustrated Guide>>, 1989, 227pp, ISBN 0 333 45940 7, price ULK7.95 paperback. Available from: Macmillan Publishers Ltd 4 Little Essex Street London WC2- UK
< Savanna Plants: an Illustrated Guide>> by Shahina Ghazanfar is a delightful book to pick up and dip into. It is a deliberately uncomplicated guide which both describes and facilitates the identification of the commonly-encountered species of the rich and colourful plant life of the African savanna. As such it is simpler and more readily accessible than the specialist publications on the flora listed by the author in the bibliography. Fifty-five of the most common and widespread plant families found in the savanna are described and the characteristics of each are provided. Keys are given for the identffication of some 780 species, and an illustrated glossary explains the technical terms used. These are designed to be readily understood by all biologists and interested naturalists. Shahina Ghazanfar prepared all the plates from freehand herbarium specimens, and the photo graphs, from the author's own collection, were taken in the field. They assist in idendfying plants, and complement the text. Students of botany, ecologists and travellers will all find this text a useful reference and field guide. <<Savanna Plants: an Illustrated Guide>>, 1989, 227pp, ISBN 0 333 45940 7, price ULK7.95 paperback. Available from: Macmillan Publishers Ltd 4 Little Essex Street London WC2- UK