Field Guides

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Visit our newly updated and improved Field Guides site.

Whether taken to the field or used only on a computer screen, our Field Guides fill a gap in the published material available to identify live species growing in tropical lands. Most of these guides are designed for use in the field and are free to download. They can be printed out from high-quality PDF files to make two-sided laminated reference sheets.

If you want to work with us on developing a new guide (if you already have photos of identified species) or if you have designed your own guide and want to publish it, learn more about making Field Guides or contact

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