Woody plants of Western African forests, A guide to the forest trees, shrubs and lianes from Senegal to Ghana

W.D. Hawthorne (Editor), C.C.H. Jongkind (Editor)

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Abstract

A guide to the identification of all the woody plants (c. 2,250 species in 740 genera) of the forest region of West Africa called 'Upper Guinea', between Togo and Senegal. Upper Guinea is one of the world's most important centres of biodiversity, from the mountain forests of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, to the lowland evergreen, and semideciduous forests widespread also in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRichmond, Surrey UK
PublisherRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Number of pages1023
ISBN (Print)9781842460894
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • woody plants
  • trees
  • shrubs
  • forest trees
  • climbing plants
  • identification
  • keys
  • taxonomy
  • species
  • genera
  • tropical forests
  • photographs
  • illustrations
  • west africa

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