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Title: Trees of the Tapajós: a photographic field guide

Author: Parrotta, John A.; Francis, John K.; de Almeida, Rionaldo R.;

Date: 1995

Source: FS Publication

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This book contains illustrations and descriptions, in English and Portuguese, of 172 tree species com­monly found in primary and secondary forests of the centrai Brazilian Amazon region, focussing on the Tapajos National Forest in western Para State. Photographic illustrations for each species include foliage (plus flowers and/or fruits for some species), seedling, bark, and trunk features that are intended to facilitate field identification. Written descriptions of each species include identification characteristics not apparent from illustrations, as well as information on wood and nonwood uses. Also included are a generai introduction to the ecological characteristics of the Tapajos National Forest, a glossary of botanical terms used in the text, and indices of scientific and local common names.

Keywords: Brazil, Amazon, forest, tree flora, field guide

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Parrotta, John A.; Francis, John K.; de Almeida, Rionaldo R. 1995. Trees of the Tapajós: a photographic field guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. IITF-1. Río Piedras, PR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Institute of Tropical Forestry. 370 p.


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