Plants and Plant Science in Latin America

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Complete and Detailed
TABLE OF CONTENTS
As it was not feasible to prepare a subject index for our polyglot
volume, it is important that every reader examine this table of
contents with some care! It contains in Part I cross-references to
Part II and vice versa.

PARS I
INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS: --
SOME PROBLEMS OF TROPICAL AMERICAN AGRICULTURE by Wilson Popenoe, Sc.D., Staff Member, United Fruit Co. of Boston, Director, Escuela Agricola Panamericana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; formerly, Agricultural Explorer, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 1
Introductory1
Climatology1
Soils2
Soil Management2
Major Crops3
Maize (corn)3
Coffee3
Cacao3
Bananas4
Coconuts and other crops yielding edible fats4
Fibers4
Fruits and Fruit Culture4
Citrus fruits4
Pineapples5
Mangos5
Avocados5
Temperate zone and subtropical fruits5
Plant Introduction and New Crops6
Hevea7
Abacá or Manila hemp7
Cinchona8
Agricultural Education8
Experiment Stations9
Extension10
In Conclusion11
A PHYTOGEOGRAPHIC SKETCH oF LATIN AMERICA by A. C. Smith, Ph.D., Curator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; formerly, Assistant Curator, Herbarium, New York Botanical Garden; Editor of the "Journal of the ArnoldArboretum" and "Sargentia", and I. M. Johnston, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Botany, Harvard University and Research Associate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Mass . 11
Introductory11
Forests or Wooded Regions14
Tropical and subtropical rain-forest14
Tropical deciduous forest14
Caatinga14
Chaco14
South Brazilian forest and savanna zone15
Palm forest15
Subantarctic beech forest15
Thorn forest15
Grasslands and Savannas15
Savanna regions15
True savannas15
Uruguayan savannas16
Campo16
Pampean grassland16
Deserts or Serni-Desert Regions16
Coastal deserts of Pacific South America16
Patagonian-Fuegian steppe16
Desert scrub16
Transitional vegetation of central Chile17
California chaparral17
Montane Zone17
Mexico, Central America, and the larger West Indies17
Northern Andes17
Southern Andes18
Maritime or Littoral Zone18
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC PLANTS OF TROPICAL AMERICAby F. R. Fosberg, Ph.D., Senior Botanist, U.S. Foreign Economic Administration, Bogotá, Colombia; formerly, Botanist, Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Asst. Prof. of Botany, Univ. of Hawaii, etc. 18
Introductory18
General and Bibliographic Works19
Food Plants (Native)19
Maize, or Indian corn20
Beans20
Quinoa and quihuicha20
Huauhtli20
Cassava20
Sweet potato20
Potato20
Yautia etc.20
Squashes and pumpkins21
Chayote21
Toniato21
Peanut21
Cashews21
Brazil nuts21
Cacao or chocolate21
Avocado22
Pineapple22
Papaya22
Guava22
Food Plants (Introduced)23
Sugar cane23
Bananas and plantains23
Mango23
Citrus fruits23
Breadfruit24
Taro or dasheen24
Coconut24
Rice24
Wheat24
Pigeon pea24
Chick peas24
Forage24
Spices and Flavors25
Perfumes25
Beverages, Stimulants and Narcotics26
Coffee26
Yerba maté or Paraguay tea26
Guaraná26
Rum habanera, aguardiento and guarapo26
Chicha26
Pulque26
Mezeal or mescal27
Tobacco27
Coca27
Pharmaceutical Plants27
Quinine27
Cocaine28
Tpecac28
Wormseed28
Cubebs, etc .28
Curaré28
Maikoa and yagé or caapi28
Insecticides28
Rotenone28
Pyrethrum29
Oil Plants29
African oil-palm29
Tucum or cumare, etc.29
Babassú palms29
Sesame seed oil29
Castor oil29

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  • Title Page v
  • Foreword vii
  • Summar of Contents ix
  • Introductory Essay - The Plant Scientist in the World's Turmoils xv
  • Pars I *
  • Part II 259
  • Complete and Detailed - Table of Contents 350
  • Index of Personal Names 375
  • List of Plates 382
  • List of Illustrations in the Text 383
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