Book ID: 98520
Baboquivari Mountain Plants. Identification, Ecology and Ethnobotany. 2010. illus. XII, 333 p. 4to. Hardcover.
The Baboquivari Mountains form the border between the floristic regions of Chihuahua and Sonora. This encyclopedic work describes the flora of this unique area in detail. It includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, and extensive etymologies of plant names in European and indigenous languages. The author also describes pollination biology and seed dispersal and explains how plants in the area have been used by humans, beginning with Native Americans. With more than 3.000 species of plants, the region offers a surprising range of tropical and temperate zones. Although others have written about the region, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the plant life of the Baboquivari Mountains. The book offers an introduction to the history of the region, along with a discussion of human influences, and includes a useful appendix that lists all of the plants known to be growing in the Baboquivari Mountain chain.