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Stem Anatomy of Dalbergia and Diospyros Species from Madagascar

with a Special Focus on Wood Identification

Authors: Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa, Crivellaro, Alan, Schweingruber, Fritz H.

  • Of practical value for controlling illegal wood trade
  • All described species were taxonomically identified on the basis of DNA analysis and morphology
  • Illustrated in color throughout
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About this book

This atlas offers anatomical descriptions of 19 Dalbergia and 31 Diospyros species, most of them endemic to Madagascar. Each species is illustrated with color micrographs of double-stained sections through the xylem, bark, and pith of stems, branches, and twigs. Further, a photograph of each plant and information on its height, DBH, habit, and geographical and elevational distribution in Madagascar are included.
Dalbergia and Diospyros species provide highly-priced woods, which are intensively traded across the world and therefore highly endangered by illegal trade and harvesting. This book represents a response to the action plan for Diospyros and Dalbergia species regarding the establishment of a reference collection and reliable identification system for species listed by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Bringing together a wealth of material recently collected in different biogeographical regions of Madagascar and identified by the Missouri Botanical Garden, the book will appeal to plant scientists, taxonomists and practitioners involved in wood identification, and will help to safeguard the legacy of precious wood trading through proper identification. 

About the authors

Dr. Bako Harisoa RavaomanalinaDept. of Plant Biology and EcologyUniversity of AntananarivoBP 906 AntananarivoMadagascaremail: harisoa.ravaomanalina@gmail.com
Dr. Alan CrivellaroDept. TESAFUniversità degli Studi di PadovaViale dell’Università 1635020 Legnaro (PD)Italyemail: alan.crivellaro@unipd.it
Prof. Dr. Fritz H. SchweingruberInstitute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research – WSLZürcherstrasse 1118903 BirmensdorfSwitzerlandemail: fritz.schweingruber@wsl.ch

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Materials and Methods

    Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Definition of Anatomical Features

    Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa (et al.)

    Pages 7-7

  • Identification Keys

    Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa (et al.)

    Pages 9-11

  • Dalbergia

    Ravaomanalina, Bako Harisoa (et al.)

    Pages 13-51

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51147-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51145-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84579-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Anatomy of Dalbergia and Diospyros Species from Madagascar
Book Subtitle
with a Special Focus on Wood Identification
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51147-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51147-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51145-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84579-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 119
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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