By R. Keller

This box consultant permits clients to spot tropical woody vegetation world wide and within the absence of flora or end result by way of morphological and macroanatomical good points that are simply observable, everlasting, and which supply loads of taxonomic info. The id procedure has been designed within the type of a dichotomous key, that is liberally illustrated with figures and plates of woody crops displaying their structure and the morphological characters of barks, branches and leaves. This consultant must also alert clients to the rhythms, kinds, odours, or even textures of the tropical plant international - a brand new viewpoint that constitutes a sensory method of botany.

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MANGENOT). g. Afrostyrax (AF) No appressed hairs. Young twigs angular (-+Fll h). (ROUX; Rhy/ Per forming thin longitudinal slits, -+F2 e,f). g. Drypetes 46* Branches more or less arranged in tiers (-+F7 d,e). 48 Underside of blade pale-green and shiny. (Sympodial trunk and branches, branches plagiotropic). g. Rinorea (AM,AF), Paypayrola (AM) 47* 48* Underside of blade different. (Bark with thin pinkish-brown layer beneath the rhytidome; trunk sympodial; young L. involute, -+F16 d). g. May tenus (AM,AF), Siphonodon (AS,AU) 21 Key D 1 Stipular or petiolar scar encircling the whole stem (~F13 h,j,m,q,s,t) or base of leaves sheathing the stem (~F13 r, ~Fl5 al).

Leaves glabrous). ~PIIA AQUIFOLIACEAE flex 27 Key E 1 Petiole with a distal pulvinus (~F15 m,p,q). Transversal cut of trunk (or not too small branch) with succession of concentric and radiate layers (~F4 k). ). g. Abuta (AM), Cocculus 2* Transversal cut different. 3 AS. Underside of lamina with pale pink, waxy indumentum. Branches erect, sympodial. ~P5A HAMAMELIDACEAE Petiole faintly enlarged distally. Rhodoleia (AS) 3* Indumentum different or absent. Rhy/Per forming thin longitudinal slits, ~F2 e,f.

12 Conspicuous midrib on the underside of blade, ending in a mucro and/or an indentation (~F14 c). Leaves trifoliolate. g. Euadenia (AF), Crateva 12* 9* 46 ~P15 Midrib different. g. Piranhea (AM) Leaflets toothed or crenate. 13 AM. Leaflets more or less crenate or with rounded teeth. (Bark resinous). CARYOCARACEAE Anthodiscus (AM) 13* AS. Leaves toothed. (Reddish exudate in bark). g. Phyllanthus, bearing simple and stipulate leaves? See key C). 1 Leaves pinnate with more than three leaflets or leaves bifoliolate.

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