New book alert! Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees
More about the book!
Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees by AT Ankiewicz is out soon from Jacana Media.
Stunning illustrations of the fruiting twigs of South African trees are companions to an up-to-the-minute text in which the old, new and ‘best’ common names are given for each tree.
The illustrations capture the beauty of tree fruits because it can be difficult to identify tree species from their leaves. Fruits, like flowers, have much more stable shapes and sizes, and, unlike flowers, are more persistent.
This book represents 40 years’ work by the author and was published in partnership with the Botanical Society of South Africa.
‘Trevor’s novel approach to his book on South African trees will make it a worthy addition to nature lovers’ bookshelves. It will be especially helpful and appreciated by enthusiasts who don’t have the inclination or time to delve deeply into botany to get to know their trees.’ – Richard Boon, author of Pooley’s Trees of Eastern South Africa: A Complete Guide
‘Trevor saw the importance of fruit for tree identification and produced this life-time work. His passion for trees and life are reflected in this work!’ – Ernst van Jaarsveld, celebrated botanist
About the author
Trevor (AT) Ankiewicz is a renowned forester with a deep understanding of both horticulture and nature conservation. Ankiewicz’s expeditions throughout South Africa have enabled him to collect and illustrate the species in this book.
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