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Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Fully updated and expanded, the third edition of the top-selling Field Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs of East Africa by Najma Dharani now features more than 520 of the trees and shrubs – indigenous and naturalized exotics – commonly found in the region. Each of the four sections – trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves – is arranged in alphabetical order according to scientific name.

The book features:

• An informative introduction to families.
• Species accounts describing the plants’ habitat, bark, leaves, flowers and fruit.
• General and commercial applications and uses in traditional medicine.
• Almost 2,000 photographs depicting the species, its fruit, flowers and bark.
• Glossaries, both textual and illustrated, of botanical and medical terms.

An invaluable ID guide to trees and shrubs seen in gardens, along roadsides and in the countryside

Najma Dharani, the author and photographer, holds a PhD in Plant and Environmental Ecology. She works at Kenyatta University in the Department of Plant Sciences and as Consultant Research Scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recommended Retail Price R390. ISBN: 9781775846086