• Desert Plants of Use and Charm from Northern Chile

      Aronson, James; Missouri Botanical Garden (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1990)
      Following a brief introduction to the geography, geomorphology, and climatic conditions of the arid northern regions of Chile, 20 taxa of plants are described in terms of their botany, ecology, distribution, and current and past uses. Emphasis is placed on perennial legumes, some of which are being used in a new research and development project in Chile. Discussion is also made of possible pre-Colombian plant exchanges between northern Chile and the region east of the Andes.