Jana Leong-Škornicková & Mark Newman
Gingers of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
By Jana Leong-Škorničková & Mark Newman
Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board in association wtih Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh & Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden
This is the first guide to showcase the beauty and diversity of this economically and ecologically important plant family in these countries. Based on extensive fieldwork with local experts in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam from 1999 to 2014, this easy-to-use guide covers a wide range of topics in an introductory section followed by a chapter on each of the 18 ginger genera recorded in Indochina to date. Diagnostic characters, a description and notes on habitat, distribution and uses of each genus are provided. The book includes more than 420 colour illustrations making this a must-have practical reference work for anyone interested in these beautiful plants.
Paperback, 229pp, 250 x 175mm, full colour illustrations throughout