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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Trees of Southeast Asia


RM 52.90

An easy-to-use identification guide covering 286 tree, shrub and palm species commonly seen in Southeast Asia.

  • For each species the authoritative text describes identifying features, distribution and ecology, and, where relevant, uses
  • Scientific names listed, with common and vernacular names where available
  • Overview of climate and seasonality, urban habitats, tree diversity in Southeast Asia and and explanation of the classification system

This is not only a book for the enthusiast but also for the casual reader who would just like to identify particular trees in the neighbourhood.


Format: Paperback
Size: 18.0 x 12.8 x 1.2 cm, 176 pp, 0.280 kg
Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2019
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-912081-57-8
Price: RM52.90

Genre: Non-fiction, botany

Saw Leng Guan 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. In 2016, Dr Saw was awarded the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RGBE) Medal for his contributions towards botanical research and conservation in Malaysia.

Additional information

Weight 0.280 kg
Dimensions 18.0 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm


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