Saw, Leng Guan

A photographic identification guide to 286 native and introduced species of tree, shrub and palm most commonly seen in Southeast Asia. High quality images from the region’s top nature photographers including bark, flower and fruit details are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features, distribution and ecology, as well as uses, where relevant.

The user-friendly introduction covers climate seasonality, urban habitats, tree diversity in Southeast Asia and an explanation of the classification system.

About the Author

Dr Saw Leng Guan, FASc is the curator of the Penang Botanic Gardens and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Before retiring he was the director of the Forest Biodiversity Division of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia. His research interest includes the tropical plants of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, in particular palms.

He is also interested in ecology, plant conservation, plant geography and linking science to policy. He currently contributes as editor and author to the Flora of Peninsular Malaysia and Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak projects. In 2016, Dr Saw was awarded the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) Medal for his contributions towards botanical research and conservation in Malaysia.

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John Beaufoy Publishing, May 2019.  176 pages, paperback, ~300 colour photos, 1 colour map