By: Frits van Oudtshoorn
Extent: 289 pages
Format: 240 x 170 mm (softcover)
850 + colour photos
This book is the most comprehensive identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa. It includes species descriptions and more than 850 excellent colour photographs of the 350 most common grass species in the region. Each species description includes the main features for identification, the habitat in which it grows, similar-looking species, its uses, distribution in the world, a distribution map in southern Africa and common names in various languages. It also includes an easy-to-use identification key. Highly informative introductory chapters on the role of grass in ecology and veld management are included. Icons are included that enable the reader to obtain certain information at a glance. This book is an indispensable guide to all involved and interested in environmental and agricultural management.