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The Palm

The Palm

Collection at the Jardín Botánico Culiacán

By (author) Clementina Equihua
By (author) Scott Zona

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Publishing 8th Mar 2021
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    • 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 Sofía Táboas
    Full Description

    The relationship between palms and humans has been very close since the beginning of ancient civilisations and this relationship shows no signs of diminishing. Palms are as relevant today as they were for the ancient Aztecs, since they have always provided food, shelter, materials and medicines. The Culiacan Botanical Garden recognises the importance of palms for humans and has worked on obtaining and protecting various species. This collection is one of the largest in Mexico.

    Each entry includes the common name of the species, other names by which the palm is known, its scientific name, conservation status and geographical distribution. It also mentions the habitat, its main characteristics, the relationship it has with others species and how it arrived at the Botanical Garden.

    This volume offers a selection of images with details of the leaves, the fruit, the trunk and the flower. There are also illustrations by the artist Sofía Táboas about the species in the nursery.

    About the Author
    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.
    Specifications
    Publisher
    Turner
    ISBN
    9788417866297
    Publish date
    8th Mar 2021
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding Spain and Portugal
    Size
    240 mm x 170 mm
    Pages
    320 Pages
    Illustrations
    335 color
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