Genus Inga: Botany

T. D. Pennington

Genus Inga: Botany
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T. D. Pennington

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

854 pages | illustrated throughout
Cloth $149.00 ISBN: 9781900347129 Published January 1997 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
The genus Inga is a large group of forest trees restricted to South America. This monograph describes and maps 258 species. Of these 253 are illustrated, and information is presented on distribution, ecology, field characteristics and species relationships. Additional chapters cover morphology, wood and bark anatomy, cytology, non-protein amino acid chemistry, flavonoid chemistry, variation, relationships and distribution, and uses. There is a full list of exsiccatae and indexes to scientific and vernacular names.
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