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Flora of Bhutan

In 1975 the Royal Government of Bhutan commissioned the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to produce the first-ever Flora of this fascinating country.

Volume 1 (3 parts)

Covers 85 families, including conifers and most other tree families and Leguminosae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae and Euphorbiaceae:

  • Vol. 1 Part 1, by A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (1983). ISBN 0 9504270 1 2, softback, 186pp.£13.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 1 Part 2, by A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (1984). ISBN 0 9504270 2 0, softback, 276pp, £14.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 1 Part 3, by A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (1987). ISBN 0 9504270 6 3, softback, 372pp, £16.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)

Vol. 1 Parts 1-3 offered at £34.00 plus £4.00 p+p (UK)

Volume 2 (3 parts)

Covers 99 families, including Ericaceae, Compositae, Gentianaceae, Umbelliferae and Labiatae:

  • Vol. 2 Part 1 (including Ericaceae), by A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (1991). ISBN 1 872291 02 3, softback, vi + 426pp, £18.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 2 Part 2 (including Umbelliferae, Primulaceae, Gentianaceae and Labitae), by A. J. C. Grierson and D. G. Long (1999). ISBN 1 872291 43 0, softback, v + 607pp, £20.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 2 Part 3 (incl. Compositae, Scrophulariaceae and Solanaceae), by A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (2001). ISBN 1 872291 93 7, softback, £20.00 plus £2.50 p+p (UK)

Volume 3 (3 parts)

Covers 46 families of monocotyledons, including Gramineae, Orchidaceae, Liliaceae and Iridaceae.

  • Vol. 3 Part 1 (including Liliaceae and Iridaceae), by H. J. Noltie (1994). ISBN 1 872291 11 2, softback, vi + 456pp, £27.50 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 3 Part 2, by H. J. Noltie (2000). ISBN 1 872291 63 5, softback, vii + 427pp, £20.00 plus £2.00 p+p (UK)
  • Vol. 3 Part 3 (Orchidaceae). See The Orchids of Bhutan below.

Orchids of BhutanThe Orchids of Bhutan

by N.R. Pearce and P.J. Cribb. Illustrated by Susanna Stuart-Smith (2002)
ISBN 1 872291 19 8, hardback, c. 900pp (incl.135pp line drawings) + 32pp colour plates, £50 plus £5.50 p+p (UK)

The Orchids of Bhutan forms the concluding part of the Flora of Bhutan. Orchidaceae is the largest family in the area, with species being found from sub-tropical forests to alpine meadows. This range of habitats, together with the geographical position of Bhutan, accounts for the huge diversity of the family. No fewer than 132 genera and 579 species from the area are confirmed and described. Dr Nicolas Pearce is an Honorary Research Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and co-author of The Orchids of Belize. Dr Phillip Cribb is Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at Kew.

Bamboos of Bhutan

by Chris Stapleton (1994)
RBG Kew, ISBN 0 947643 67 2, softback, iv + 67pp, £4.50 plus 70p p+p (UK) 

Bamboos of Nepal

by Chris Stapleton (1994)
RBG Kew, ISBN 0 947643 68 0, softback, iv + 67pp, £4.50 plus 70p p+p (UK)

Ethnoflora of Soqotra Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago

Anthony G Miller & Miranda Morris (2004)

ISBN No: 1 87229 159 7; Hardback; Size: 297 x 210mm. Extent: 776pp; Illustrations: 500 colour photos over 64 plates; 2,500 black & white line drawings.

£75 plus £5.50 p+p (UK only). Please contact the Publications Department via Contact Us for delivery charges to other locations. Trade & libraries price £45+p&p.

Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago is an attractive, user-friendly manual to the plants of this little-known but botanically important group of islands, which is part of Yemen and situated in the Arabian Sea. Designed as a practical guide for conservationists and planners, as well as students, botanists and others interested in the plant life of the region, this comprehensive volume differs from a standard Flora in two significant ways.

Firstly, it provides comprehensive information on the traditional uses of all plants found on the islands. Secondly, it contains a fully illustrated key to all plant families and species - all species on the islands are illustrated with at least one line drawing, and there are attractive colour photographs of most of the circa 300 endemic species. Additional colour plates provide a stunning visual record of the landscapes, people and culture of this unique archipelago.  Click to buy

Manuals for the Larger and More Important Non-Dipterocarp Trees of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Edited by G. Argent, A. Saridan, E.J.F. Campbell et al.

Volume 1 Published by Forest Research Institute, Samarinda, Indonesia (1997), © RBGE (1999)
ISBN 1 872291 48 1, hardback, xxvi + 341pp OUT OF PRINT

Volume 2 Published by Forest Research Institute, Samarinda, Indonesia (1997), © RBGE (1999)
ISBN 1 872291 53 8, hardback, iii + 364pp OUT OF PRINT

These two volumes aim to help foresters and other interested forest users to name these large trees from first principles in the forest. They do not attempt to be new taxonomy, but try to bring together, in a simple and straightforward fashion, the best and most up-to-date accounts of the tree species that occur in Borneo. They also contain many original observations from the authors' field and herbarium experience and many of the keys are completely new. These volumes mainly deal with trees likely to exceed normal commercial timber size in Central Kalimantan. Nearly 1000 species of tree are keyed from family to species. Most of these are described and there are over 200 species newly illustrated. Records from adjoining provinces are given, as well as more general distributions and known uses. There is an extensive and well-illustrated glossary of the terms, so that the field worker need not be hampered by lack of general library facilities. The complete project was funded jointly by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and DfID.

Manuals of Dipterocarps for Foresters

Dipterocarps are the most important timber trees of western Malesia. Until now, lack of ability by foresters to recognize individual species has hampered balanced exploitation, and meant that conservation, ecological research, and inventory and silvicultural work have been poorly focused. This series, by M. F. Newman, P. F. Burgess and T. C. Whitmore, makes it easy to identify any timber-producing dipterocarp tree in the forest. Each Manual has descriptions and keys written in simple, non-technical language, line drawings of leaves and fruits, and drawings and photographs of bark. Accompanying each book is an IBM-compatible diskette containing an easy-to-use multi-access key, backed up by descriptions, maps and drawings.
Available as sets (incl. p+p within UK)Postage prices for overseas sales on request:

  • All three 1996 Manuals at £40.00
  • All three 1998 Manuals at £40.00
  • All five Indonesian Manuals at £65.00
  • All seven Manuals at £75.00

Java to New Guinea

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1998), ISBN 1 872291 62 7, softback, x + 110pp, £10.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Borneo Island Medium and Heavy Hardwoods

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1998), ISBN 1 872291 57 0, softback, x + 230pp, £20.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Borneo Island Light Hardwoods

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1996), ISBN 1 872291 76 7, softback, x + 278pp, £20.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Sumatra Medium and Heavy Hardwoods

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1998), ISBN 1 872291 52 X, softback, x + 158pp, £15.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Sumatra Light Hardwoods

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1996), ISBN 1 872291 91 0, softback, x + 158pp, £15.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Philippines

RBGE and Center for International Forestry Research (1996), ISBN 1 872291 61 9, softback, x + 126pp, £10.00 incl. p+p (UK)

Singapore

RBGE (1995), ISBN 1 872291 31 7, softback, x + 94pp, £10.00 incl. p+p (UK)

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