Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southern Africa

£34.95

Available for Pre-order. Due March 2021.
Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southern Africa Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Briza Pages: 832 Illustrations and other contents: 2000+ colour photos ISBN: 9781920217631 Categories: , , Tag:

Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southern Africa is the most comprehensive identification guide to the aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa.

The book aims to conceptualise the importance of aquatic and wetland plants in the aquatic and transitional zone environment where they are found, and includes scientifically accurate descriptions on 690 species within 91 plant families, illustrated with more than 2 000 full-colour photographs.

Features:
– An introductory chapter on the importance and functioning of the aquatic and wetland habitat types
– The plants are divided in habitat type, covering ferns, monocotyledon and dicotyledon plants
– Each species page contains a summarised description, a distribution map, available measurements of characteristic plant parts, flowering times, habitat preferences, general information, known medicinal properties and potential lookalike plants
– Scientifically correct plant names and historical synonyms
– Origin of the plant names, which often include characteristics of the plant
– All available common names of the aquatic and wetland plants in indigenous languages
– Icons that enable the reader to easily identify habitat, indigenous or alien status, weed status and red data status
– A chapter on the most serious aquatic and wetland invasive plants with a section on the available biological control methods and agents
– A short, general chapter that highlights equipment needed when collecting plants for work purposes

Weight3.3 kg

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Author Biography

Dr. CE van Ginkelis a freshwater scientist, with a Ph.D. in Botany. As a special scientist in the then Department of Water Affairs, she practiced aquatic science over several decades throughout South Africa. She was the coordinator of the National Eutrophication Program (NEMP) where the need for the first field guide on aquatic plants originated. Dr. CJ Cilliersis a retired researcher with a Ph.D. in Entomology. She is known for her research on the biological control of insect pests and aquatic weeds, implementing biological control and integrated pest and weed management in South Africa and elsewhere. Her extensive experience in the biology and ecology of aquatic environments was invaluable in this publication.