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Wild Plants of Southern Spain

A Guide to the Native Plants of Andalucia

Southern Spain, and in particular Andalucia, is hope to many common garden plants, including daffodils, lavenders, and shrubs. At the same time, it is one of the most florally diverse regions in the world. This book covers that spectrum, from the commonplace to the astonishing.

Drawing on more than fifteen years of fieldwork in the region, Tony Hall details over five hundred different species in this volume, presenting all essential botanical information alongside more than six hundred photographs and distribution maps.  No one interested in the plants of this region will be able to forego this book.

353 pages | 600 COLOR PLATES, 500 MAPS | 6 x 9 1/5

Earth Sciences: Environment


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Reviews

“Here is a guide written by a man who actually wants you to see the many joyous things he has seen and to share his pleasure at the riotous diversity of one of the most plant-rich regions of Europe. . . This marvellous guide makes you want to pack up your hiking boots and book the first flight out.”

Tim Smit, The Eden Project

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Protected areas
Mediterranean climate
Vegetation types
Altitude Zonations
Provinces of Andalucía
Economic plants
How to Use this Book
Plant Structures
Plant Descriptions
Pteridophytes
Gymnosperms
Conifers
Angiosperms
Broad-leaved trees
Shrubs and herbaceous plants
Monocotyledons
Glossary
Index of Scientific Names
Index of Common English Names
Bibliography
 

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