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Trees and Shrubs of California

JOHN D. STUART
JOHN O. SAWYER
ILLUSTRATED BY ANDREA J. PICKART
Copyright Date: 2001
Edition: 1
Pages: 479
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt4cgfjt
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    Trees and Shrubs of California
    Book Description:

    California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-93529-7
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. I-VI)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. VII-VIII)
  3. List of Plates
    (pp. IX-X)
  4. PREFACE
    (pp. XI-XII)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 1-18)

    Conifers and broadleaved trees and shrubs are treated separately in this book. Each group has its own set of keys to genera and species, as well as plant descriptions. Plant descriptions are organized alphabetically by genus and then by species. In a few cases, we have included separate subspecies or varieties. Genera in which we include more than one species have short generic descriptions and species keys. Detailed species descriptions follow the generic descriptions. A species description includes growth habit, distinctive characteristics, habitat, range (including a map), and remarks. Most species descriptions have an illustration showing leaves and either cones,...

  6. CONIFERS
  7. BROADLEAVED TREES AND SHRUBS
  8. APPENDIX A: GENERA GROUPED BY DISTINCTIVE MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES
    (pp. 417-424)
  9. APPENDIX B: CHECKLIST OF TREES AND SHRUBS
    (pp. 425-438)
  10. GLOSSARY
    (pp. 439-450)
  11. REFERENCES
    (pp. 451-454)
  12. INDEX
    (pp. 455-467)
  13. Back Matter
    (pp. 468-469)