A Naturalist’s Guide to the Trees of Southeast Asia


A Naturalist’s Guide to the Trees of Southeast Asia Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: John Beaufoy Publishing Pages: 176 Illustrations and other contents: 300 photographs ISBN: 9781912081578 Categories: ,

This easy-to-use identification guide to the tree species most commonly seen in Southeast Asia is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the trees of Southeast Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and IUCN status.

Weight0.4 kg

Author Biography

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.