field guide to tropical plants

A Field Guide to Tropical Plants of Asia


David H. Engel & Suchart Phummai
2011. Marshall Cavendish Editions
Softcover, 22.7cm x 15.3cm, 280 pages
300 colour photographs
ISBN: 9789812616463

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Product Description

If you’re looking for a user-friendly field guide to Asia’s tropical plants, this is it – an indispensable companion for the traveler, backpacker, plant hobbyist, or learning botanist. With this book in hand, you can learn how to recognize some 300 species of trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers commonly found in tropical Asia. The book includes more than 300 colour photographs, each species’ scientific names, an appendix of scientific names with pertinent botanical information such as habitat, geographical range, and leaf and flower characteristics, and a glossary of botanical terms.

About the Authors

David H. Engel is an American landscape architect based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the author of several books on gardening and landscaping. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia University before heading off to Japan, where he studied landscape design at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Engel is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Suchart Phummai is a civil engineer and naturalist based in eastern Thailand. For the past several years, Phummai has collaborated with David Engel in various field research projects in Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

-Listed by Flower (red, pink/violet, white, yellow)
-Listed by Foliage
-Listed by Fruit
-Listed by Flower (red, pink/violet, white, yellow, color anomalies)
-Listed by Foliage
-Listed by Fruit
-Listed by Flower (red, pink, lavender/blue, white, yellow/orange)
-Listed by Foliage
Groundcovers and Bedding Plants
-Listed by Flower (yellow, red, pink, white)
-Listed by Foliage
Pronunciation Guides
The Authors

Additional Information

Weight 750 g
Dimensions 22.7 x 15.3 x 1.9 cm