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Biodiversity of West African forests: an ecological atlas of woody plant species.

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This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests. The first part of the book includes 8 chapters which analyse the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It emphasizes the distribution and state of the forests and analyses vegetation gradients, determines hotspots of plant diversity, and treats distribution patterns of rare and end...

Chapter 11 (Page no: 447)

Checklist of Upper Guinea forest species.

This chapter provides the complete checklist of all the vascular plant species from the forests of Upper Guinea, West Africa. Approximately 2800 names of different species are included, some with subspecies and varieties. For each of the species a taxonomic publication is given, mostly recent publications with detailed information about the species distribution and ecology.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) West African forests: introduction. Author(s): Poorter, L. Bongers, F. Lemmens, R. H. M. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Forest cover changes in Côte d'Ivoire and Upper Guinea. Author(s): Chatelain, C. Dao, H. Gautier, L. Spichiger, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The forest-savanna transition in West Africa. Author(s): Gautier, L. Spichiger, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 41) The forests of Upper Guinea: gradients in large species composition. Author(s): Bongers, F. Poorter, L. Hawthorne, W. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) Floristic diversity of closed forests in Côte d'Ivoire. Author(s): Kouamé, F. N. Kouadio, K. E. Kouassi, K. Poorter, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa; patterns and causes. Author(s): Wieringa, J. J. Poorter, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) What explains the distribution of rare and endemic West African plants? Author(s): Holmgren, M. Poorter, L. Siepel, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 87) Implications for conservation and management. Author(s): Bongers, F. Poorter, L. Beligné, V. Hawthorne, W. D. Kouamé, F. N. Parren, M. P. E. Traoré, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) Ecological profiles of rare and endemic species. Author(s): Holmgren, M. Poorter, L. Siepel, A. Bongers, F. Buitelaar, M. Chatelain, C. Gautier, L. Hawthorne, W. D. Helmink, A. T. F. Jongkind, C. C. H. Os-Breijer, H. J. Wieringa, J. J. Zoest, A. R. van
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 391) Ecological profiles of large timber species. Author(s): Siepel, A. Poorter, L. Hawthorne, W. D.