The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook

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Thanks to a centuries-long tradition of exploration and plant collecting, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has accumulated an unsurpassed knowledge of tropical plant species. The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook brings together decades of their research and identification expertise in a portable, easy-to-use resource perfect for tropical botanists as well as students and conservation professionals.

The first handbook to look at worldwide tropical species as a whole, it features a total of eighty-seven families. Each is described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs that show important identification characteristics. Line drawings, herbarium specimens, and distribution maps further add to the usefulness of this book. Each chapter is written by an expert on the featured species, ensuring that readers have thorough and accurate information.

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Timothy Utteridge works on the Southeast Asia Team at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and coorganizes Kew’s Tropical Plant Identification course. He is coauthor of Field Guide to the Plants of East Sabah and coeditor of A Guide to the Alpine and Sub-Alpine Flora of Mount Jaya. Gemma Bramley is a botanist at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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