FG Mangrove Trees of Africa


FG Mangrove Trees of Africa Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens Pages: 91 ISBN: 9781842461358 Categories: ,

Growing on the edge of land and sea, mangrove trees are adapted to an amazing range of environmental factors; they cope with changing salt levels, low soil oxygen, and ever-changing water levels. They protect shorelines against tsunamis and cyclones. Extensively illustrated, Field Guide to the Mangrove Trees of Africa and Madagascar identifies all the species found in Africa and provides a valuable insight into how they contribute to conservation, coastal defence systems, as a shelter for aquatic species, and as an important habitat type in its own right.

Weight1 kg

Author Biography

Henk Beentjeis a botanist based in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His many books includeConservation Checklist of the Trees of Uganda, Field Guide to the Mangrove Trees of Africa and Madagascar, andField Guide to the Palms of Madagascar. He served as the editor of the decade-spanningFlora of Tropical East Africa series, also from Kew.