Timber Trees of Suriname

Chequita R. Bhikhi

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  • Published: August 2016
  • Subject Listing: Nature and Environment
  • Bibliographic information: 256 pp., 400 illus., 8.5 x 10.5 in.
  • Territorial rights: North American rights only
  • Distributed for: LM Publishers
  • Contents

This guide focuses on the identification of Surinamese trees, based on field, vegetative, floristic, and wood characteristics. It includes botanical descriptions, wood descriptions, illustrations and photos of one hundred Surinamese commercial timber tree species, potential timber tree species, and tree species protected by Surinamese forest law. It is the first book for Suriname with more than four hundred photos to illustrate the characteristics of each tree species for easy identification in the field. The guide is intended for anyone interested in learning and identifying Surinamese timber trees, particularly for the Surinamese forest organizations and different timber companies in Suriname. While this guide focuses on Suriname, many of these species can be found in the adjacent countries of Guyana and French Guiana as well, or have a neotropical distribution, allowing the book to be applicable across the entire region.
Chequita R. Bhikhi is a researcher at the National Herbarium of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden University, the Netherlands.