Rainforest Publications' Fold-Out Pocket Field Guides are designed to slip into your pocket so that you can easily access our field guides and identify the flora and fauna you see while on your walks, hikes, and excursions through Costa Rica.

The descriptions in the Rainforest Publications Tropical Trees fold-out pocket field guide include the North and Central Pacific slope (less than 1,500 meters), and the Central Valley.

The height (H) of the tree indicates the average maximum length in meters.

The illustrations on this fold-out field guide from Rainforest Publications were created by Costa Rican artist, Enrique C. Leal, who has worked as an illustrator in the design of informative and educational material for the National Board of Health and who has worked as a scientific illustrator for INBIO (Institute for Biological Diversity).

Going to the Manuel Antonio State Park on the Osa Peninsula? Check out our special pocket guide for the tropical trees there.

illustration of Strangler Fig Tree copyright (c) 2008 Enrique C. Leal, all rights reserved
sample illustration
Strangler Fig
Ficus Continifolia

Fold out pocket guides are approximately 24" by 8.75" (61 cm by 22 cm) when spread flat, and contain twelve 9 cm by 22 cm "pages" plus front and back cover pages. When folded, they are only approx. 3.5" by 8.75" (9 cm by 22 cm) and easily fit into your pocket.

Rainforest Publications gives donations for each guide sold to environmental and educational organizations. See our About Us page for a list of organizations that have benefited from the sales of our Field Guides.