By Roland Keller

This box consultant permits clients to spot tropical woody crops around the globe and within the absence of plant life or end result by way of morphological and macroanatomical gains that are simply observable, everlasting, and which offer 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 exhibiting their structure and the morphological characters of barks, branches and leaves. This consultant also needs to alert clients to the rhythms, types, odours, or even textures of the tropical plant global - a brand new standpoint that constitutes a sensory method of botany.

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16 AM. Short shoots (-tFll p). Leaves coriaceous. No appressed hairs. (MASSART). -tP9A LECYTHIDACEAE Couratari (AM) 16* Not in AM. TROLL's model. Leaves not coriaceous. Appressed hairs. (Rhythmic growth marked by short internodes; domatia, -tF20 t). -tP18A MELIACEAE Turraea (AF,MA,AS,AU) 14* Architecture different. 17a AM, AS. Some branches with continuous ramification, (ROUX, TROLL, appressed hairs). (Numerous lentice1s f. s. ). (Petiole canaliculate, -tF15 b: Freziera). g. Freziera (AM), Adinandra (AS) 17b AF.

Glands on the underside of lamina, in small grooves located on the veins (~F19 v). (Vertical serial buds, ~F12 a; leaves turning yellow when drying; old bark very hard). ~P21B XANTHOPHYLLACEAE Xanthophyllum (AS) 32* Glands in stipular position. (Self-supporting form of a liana). g. Bredemeyera (AM), Securidaca (mainly AF) 31* Leaves and stems not glandular. 33 MA. Apex ofleaves acute, mucronate (~F14 c). Leaves glabrous and shiny. Periderm retaining a green shade on numerous internodes. ~P13A CAPPARIDACEAE Physena (MA) 33* 34 Plant different.

May tenus (AS) 41* Young leaves not involute or this character not observable. 44 Branches sympodial. See a), b) and c): 45 AF. Underside of leaves pale-green and shiny. g. Rinorea (AF) ~P13A 45* Leaves different (sometimes shiny for CELASTRACEAE). See a), b) and c): a) (Lenticels with a longitudinal slit; twigs brittle; leaves faintly trinerved). g. Caloncoba, Lindackeria (AF) b) Leaves glabrous and shiny, faintly crenate with venation not very visible. Twigs flexible. g. Mystroxylon (AF,MA) c) MA.

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