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The Palm: Collection at the Jardin Botanico Culiacan

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The Palm: Collection at the Jardin Botanico Culiacan

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A cornucopia of photography, illustrations and research dedicated to one of human history’s most adaptable plant species. For centuries humans have shared a unique bond with the botanical family of plants known as palms: with their various growth patterns and diversity of physical traits, palms grow in nearly every kind of habitat on Earth, from rainforests to deserts. Palms have been used historically in landscaping, medicine, cooking, and fiber products from basketry to clothing. The Culiacan Botanical Garden, dedicated to the conservation of Mexico’s biodiversity, is home to one of the country’s largest palm collections with more than 140 species. This publication indexes 105 of the nursery’s palms, with details about each species’ conservation status, geographical distribution, and the history of how they arrived at the Botanical Garden. With expert research, full-color photography by Enrique Macias and 17 new illustrations by artist Sofia Taboas, this book is a gorgeous tribute to one of our planet’s most interesting horticultural specimens. AUTHORS: Clementina Equihua has a PhD and specialises in scientific journalism. She has advised and worked on the conceptualisation of various science museums in Mexico City. She has also taught courses and workshops to disseminate science at a higher level. In addition, she is an expert botanist in ecology of tropical bryophytes. Scott Zona is a doctor specialising in sabales, botanist, researcher, teacher and writer. He was curator at the Wertheim Conservatory of the Florida International University, and he also worked as a palm biologist at the Center for Tropical Plant Conservation of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. His research focuses on the taxonomy of collections, conservation and horticultural science. SELLING POINTS: Features 105 entries with a description of the species that belong in the palm collection at the Culiacan Botanical Garden Each description comes with images about some parts of the palm, such as the leaves, the fruit, the flowers and the trunk Illustrations by the Mexican contemporary artist Sofia Taboas 335 colour images

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Dimensions 170 × 240 mm
Author

Clementina Equihua

Author Bio

Clementina Equihua has a PhD and specialises in scientific journalism. She has advised and worked on the conceptualisation of various science museums in Mexico City. She has also taught courses and workshops to disseminate science at a higher level. In addition, she is an expert botanist in ecology of tropical bryophytes. Scott Zona is a doctor specialising in sabales, botanist, researcher, teacher and writer. He was curator at the Wertheim Conservatory of the Florida International University, and he also worked as a palm biologist at the Center for Tropical Plant Conservation of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. His research focuses on the taxonomy of collections, conservation and horticultural science.

ISBN

9788417866297

Pages

320

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