Malesian Seed Plants
Lut at RULRHB.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Tue Aug 4 11:46:19 CDT 1998
Malesian Seed plants.
Vol.1: Spot-characters. An aid for identification of families and genera.
Leiden, 1997. 154 pp., ills. ISBN 90-71236-31-5
Price Dfl. 50,00 (about $ 25,00)
Vol.2: Portraits of tree families.
Leiden, 1998. 308 pp., ills. ISBN 90-71236-36-6
Price Dfl. 100,00 (about $ 50,00)
The recognition to which family a plant belongs, is the first, and often
most important step to species identification, and consequently to all
scientific and practical information on an unknown plant. Identification
keys to the whole Malesian flora are not available. Regional work like the
"Tree Flora of Malaya"and the "Flora of Java" fill important gaps in this
respect, but there is a widely felt need for user-friendly indentification
means for the whole of Malesia.
The series "Malesian Seed Plants" for the first time offers such a tool.
Volume 1 contains lists of spot-characters most of which, with some
training, can be easily observed in herbarium material. These characters
have been arranged in a more or less logical way, e.g., characters of stem,
the leaves, the flowers, the fruits etc.
Volume 2 presents 111 families of Malesian seed plants that at least have
one tree species with a diameter at breast height of over 10 cm or a height
of more than 10 cm.
Volume 3 (Portraits of non-tree families) will be published later.
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