Case studies

Plants of Grenada
In Grenada, the opportunities and demands for field guides were identified, at workshops and through casual conversations, as:

  • Guides aimed at tourism, to be used by tour guides, or to be bought by tourists.
  • Guides for secondary schools, to be used in botanical and related courses

Big trees of Ghana

  • We decided to try out the effectiveness of a modular approach to field guides
  • Large trees have presented problems with earlier field guides, based on leaves. Can bark guides be made to work?

Cola of Cameroon

  • We adopted (19) species of Cola of Cameroon as a useful challenge, because there are various sets of species that are very difficult to separate from each other when without flowers and fruits; yet there other species that are fairly easy