A easy-to-use identification guide covering 286 trees, shrub and palm species commonly seen in Southeast Asia.
– For each species the authorative 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 an explanation of the classification system
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 (RBGE) Medal for his contributions towards botanical research and conservation in Malaysia.