John Kingsbury wrote this useful volume "for the first-time traveler to the frost-free areas of the American tropics, or equally, for the resident there who has not paid much attention to the plants before." The book covers 200 tropical plants -- their identity, habit, habitat, place of origin, and interesting details on biology, use, toxicity, or general human interest. Over 700 color photographs are included! This small volume is an essential handbook for the intended audience, and will be of use to anyone interested in the common useful and ornamental plants of the American tropics.
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