Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications
An easy-to-use identification guide to 125 trees covering the species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka.
- For each species the authoritative text describes the general form of each tree and its bark, leaves, flowers and fruits, and includes habitats, distribution and meaning of scientific names.
- Common and scientific names listed. More than 540 photographs.
- Arrange by botanical family with a short description of each family.
- Overview of climatic zones and monsoons, habitats and top sites, plant life and taxonomy.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is a wildlife celebrity in Sri Lanka who has pioneered portable and affordable photographic field guides to the country’s birds, mammals, butterflies and dragonflies. He has authored 15 books and more than 370 articles, and broken internationally significant wildlife stories. He led the branding and commercial development of Sri Lanka for wildlife tourism. He is currently on the Council of the London Natural History Society (LNHS) and is Chairman of the London Bird Club, one of its sections. He is also a Trustee of the British Ornithologists’ Club.
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