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Forests and forest trees of northeast tropical Africa

Ib Friis

Forests and forest trees of northeast tropical Africa

their natural habitats and distribution patterns in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia

by Ib Friis

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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Northeast.,
  • Africa, Northeast
    • Subjects:
    • Forest plants -- Africa, Northeast,
    • Trees -- Africa, Northeast,
    • Forests and forestry -- Africa, Northeast,
    • Forest plants -- Africa, Northeast -- Geographical distribution

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesForests & forest trees of northeast tropical Africa.
      StatementIb Friis.
      SeriesKew bulletin additional series ;, 15
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK1 .K42 vol. 15, QK392.4 .K42 vol. 15
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 396 p. :
      Number of Pages396
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1350891M
      ISBN 100112500056
      LC Control Number92240718


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