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Trees of Puerto Rico. Volumes I and II.

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This publication, in its present preliminary form, is based on material collected by the Tropical Forest Experiment Station. Its aim is to present, as far as possible in non-technical language, descriptions of native and introduced trees found in the island of Puerto Rico, so that such trees may be identified by persons interested but not trained in technical botany. Parts I and II each contain illustrated descriptions of 50 species, representing in all 44 families. Information is given on such matters as the natural range and habitat of the species, its appearance and growth, properties of the wood, and methods of propagation. Technical terms are used only where required for accuracy. A short glossary of technical terms is appended to each part, and an index of species is included. KEYWORDS: