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Distributed for French National Museum Natural History

Aracées de Guyane française : Biologie et systématique

The Araceae family of tropical plants includes 118 genera and 3,800 species—making it the thirteenth richest family in the world—and is notable for its varied floral morphology (bi- or unisexual fertile flowers as well as sterile flowers), habit (aquatic plants, geophytes, vines, and epiphytes), modes of pollination, and unusual physiology. This French-language book explores the 21 genera and 122 species of Araceae found in French Guiana, covering their growth patterns, floral morphology, thermogenesis, pollination, and relationships with non-pollinating animals, as well as their ethnobotanical uses and systematics. The book also features a concise identification key for Guiana’s genera and species that includes a brief description of each species.

349 pages | 163 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

Biological Sciences: Tropical Biology and Conservation

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