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A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica by Margaret B. Gargiullo, Larry Kimball, Barbara Magnuson


A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica by Margaret B. Gargiullo, Larry Kimball, Barbara Magnuson

At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the world, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

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Publication date

1st March 2008


Margaret B. Gargiullo, Larry Kimball, Barbara Magnuson

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Oxford University Press


544 pages


Plant physiology
Plant reproduction & propagation
Plant pathology & diseases
Plant ecology



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