Rainforest Climbing Plants

Rainforest Climbing Plants

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Gwen Harden, Bill McDonald, John Williams
176 pages
21cm x 29.7cm

A field guide to the rainforest climbers of Victoria, NSW and sub-tropical Queensland using vegetative characters.

Updated Edition now enlarged to also include:

      Rainforests of mainland eastern Australia south of the tropics.
      Now covers Rockhampton in Qld to NSW and Victoria.
      Species in vine thickets, the drier inland extensions of rainforests.
      More marginal, early pioneer andgapI species.
      This latest edition runs to 192 A4 size pages. view book statistics
      Botanical names of previously unnamed species (now formally named).
      New species "with "phrase namesi awaiting scientific description.

Rainforest Climbing PlantsThis is a major update of "Rainforest Climbing Plantsi (Williams & Harden 1980) and later reprintings with additions. It is known by many as "the Green Booki. It has now been expanded to cover mainland Eastern Australia from Victoria up to Rockhampton in Queensland.. Descriptions and            illustrations are provided for 265 climbing plant species, somewhat more than double that in the original edition. The new edition includes major rainforest types as well as vine thickets and the drier inland extensions of rainforests.

The book provides a concise illustrated guide to the identification of rainforest climbing plants of subtropical eastern mainland Australia south of the Tropic of Capricorn at Rockhampton, thence down through Southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

"Rainforest Climbing Plantsi is an excellent identification guide based upon the distinctive features of the leaves, stems and branchlets. Leaf characters have the advantage that they are available for study during any season (except for a small number of deciduous species) and in most rainforest species are sufficiently distinctive to permit identification and subsequent recognition of the species. As well as the obvious points of leaf size, shape and arrangement, there are several finer characteristics such as the presence of oil dots (oil glands), hairs, scales, scaly buds, stipules, latex etc which must be checked. Information about these features is provided in several sections of the book.

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