The Trees and Shrubs of Mozambique

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“The Trees and Shrubs of Mozambique by John Burrows, Sandie Burrows, Mervyn Lötter and Ernst Schmidt is a truly monumental achievement, and one of the most important books to be published in tropical African botany. We at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are currently working in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM) on a five-year programme of identifying and documenting Important Plant Areas in Mozambique. The Trees and Shrubs book is proving to be an invaluable resource for our project, both in terms of helping us to identify woody species during our field surveys, and in understanding the distribution and ecology of the conservation-priority species that we are investigating. It has been a key reference for our work on the Red Listing (extinction risk) of the unique woody plants of Mozambique, and we will continue to consult it regularly as we identify the most important sites for conservation action. The book has many strengths, foremost amongst them being the fantastic array of high-quality photographs and line drawings for the species covered, these often being illustrated for the first time. The authors of the book, and the Buffleskloof Nature Reserve Herbarium, should rightly be very proud of this work.”

Iain Darbyshire
Project leader – Tropical Important Plant Areas: Mozambique, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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