This work is a field guide to the woody plants of the savannes and steppes of northern tropical Africa, from Senegal to Chad. 371 species of trees, shrubs and woody lianas, belonging to 62 families are included. The Dutch introduction comprises notes on fire, the use of the plants by Man, and the conservation status of the species concerned.
The French field guide has a key on vegetative characters, an illustrated glossary, descriptions of the species, with accent on the vegetative part, and illustrations of all species.
81 species have - mostly taxonomic - notes, including 10 new synonyms in the genera Boswellia, Combretum, Euphorbia, Lippia, Maerura, Pachystela and Salix. One species - Maerua sp. - is possibly new, but sufficient material is still lacking.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||3 Jun 1983|
|Place of Publication||S.l.|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|