see generic flora in Monocot and Dicot books

Flore des Mascareignes: Pteridophytes 1 a 26. J.C. Autrey, J, Bosser & I.K. Ferguson. 2009. Continuing the comprehensive presentation of the flora of Mauritius, La Reunion and Rodriguez, this new part gives a thorough treatment of the fern families Psilotaceae - Marsileaceae, including, Selaginellaceae, Adiantaceae, Cyathaceae, Polypodiaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Aspeniaceae. 454pp. Numerous line illustrations. Paperback. ISBN 9782709916479 .  $74.00

Flore des Mascareignes: 121 Apocynacees - 126 Boraginacees. 2005. Flora of the islands of La Réunion, Mauritius and Rodriguez, fully illustrated and published as a part work in the French language. Parts 121-126. 146pp. 240 x 170mm. 8 col. plates. B&w drawings. Softback. ISBN 9782709915634. $30.00

Flore des Mascareignes: 190: Pandanacees. $17.00

Flore des Mascareignes: 69a, 79 Meliacees a Connaracees. $14.00

Flowers of Crete. Reprinted with corrections. August 2008.  More than 1900 stunning color photographs of over 800 species and their habitats ; Chapters on geography, geology, climate, vegetation, crops, ethnobotany and conservation; Unique picture guide to plants for the Mediterranean gardener; Checklist of endemic plants, many illustrated for the first time; Extensive coverage of cyclamen (60 photos), orchids (50 species), euphorbias (50 illustrations) crocus, and aroids; Comprehensive bibliography to the related literature; Major contribution to the botanical literature of the region; High quality production. 672 pp. hardcover. $110.00


Taxonomy and Ecology of African Plants, their Conservation and Sustainable Use. S. A. Ghazanfar & H.J. Beentje (eds). 2006. Based on the proceedings of the 17th AETFAT Congress held in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia, this book brings together sixty research papers in separate sections on taxonomy, forests and forestry, phytogeography, ecology, and the conservtaion and sustainable use of African plants. Also included are papers on recent advances in species and generic concepts, biological diversity, and the threatened and endangered plants of Africa. A separate section on African floras reflects the present state of knowledge and progress towards our understanding and documentation of the plants of Africa. 802pp. Text illus. Hard cover. ISBN 1 84246 115 X. $170.00   

Woody Plants of Western African Forests: A Guide to the Forest Trees, Shrubs and Lianes from Senegeal to Ghana. W.D. Hawthorne. 2006. ISBN: 1842460897. 1040 pp., 2,600 line drawings, 2,600 colour photographs. Hardcover. $138.00
A guide to the identification of all the woody plants (c. 2,250 species in 740 genera) of the forest region of West Africa called 'Upper Guinea', between Togo and Senegal. Upper Guinea is one of the world's most important centres of biodiversity, from the mountain forests of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, to the lowland evergreen, and semideciduous forests widespread also in Ghana and Ivory Coast. This comprehensively illustrated guide will play a vital supportive role in the challenge of sustainable development within the forest region of West Africa, helping to promote best practice in the management of its plants and forests.

Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar. John Dransfield. 2006. ISBN: 9781842461570. 176 pp. Paperback. $50.00
Madagascar’s native palms are of enormous economic and biological importance. Not only are they used for food, house building, crafts and medicines, most are found in no other part of the world, they are a part of Madagascar’s great natural heritage and many are becoming increasingly rare. Simple keys and lavishly illustrated pictorial descriptions, distribution maps and diagrams of leaf, fruit and flower arrangement enable quick and easy identification. Notes on local uses, rarity and in what type of vegetation each grows in follows.
This is not just a field guide, it is a book that shows why palms are so important to the culture, economy and the natural heritage of Madagascans.

A Guide to the Alpine and Subalpine Flora of Mount Jaya. R J Johns, P J Edwards, T M A Utteridge, H C F Hopkins . 2006. Based on five expeditions to the area by Kew and its Indonesian collaborators, and incorporating records from previous expeditions, A Guide to the Subalpine and Alpine Flora of Mount Jaya is a comprehensive record of the high elevation flora of the tallest mountain in South-East Asia, and an indispensable resource for everyone with an interest in the ecological management of New Guinea and the Lorentz World Heritage Area in particular.

• Concise descriptions of all species of flowering plants, ferns and gymnosperms growing above 2,800 metres, with notes on their ecology, distribution and conservation status
• Line drawings illustrating an example of each genus
• More than 70 colour photographs of plants and their habitats
• A succinct introduction to the region’s geology, climate and geomorphology

687pp. 152mm x 240mm. Hardcover. ISBN 1-84246-057-9
.  $170.00

Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands. Paul Smith and Quentin Allen. 2004. Designed for a wide range of people working in, or visiting, south-central Africa, this practical field guide to the trees and shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands provides an accessible account of 60 of the most common trees and shrubs of the Miombo vegetation. Each species is attractively illustrated with line drawings and watercolours, and every account includes a distribution map as well as general notes on appearance, habitat, ecology and uses.Many Miombo species have symbiotic relationships with edible fungi, the most common of which are also described and illustrated.Based on extensive field experience in Zambia's national parks, this book has been written with a minimum of technical language to assist non-specialists and specialists alike in intuitive plant recognition. 176pp. 215 x 124mm. Flexi cover. ISBN 1 84246 073 0. $40.00

Field Guide to the Palms of New Guinea. William J. Baker. 2006. ISBN: 1842461389. 108 pp. Paperback. $40.00
New Guinea is one of the world's greatest palm diversity hotspots. With around 270 species, the island is home to some of the most beautiful and varied palms, many of which are of great economic importance to rural communities. The 'Field Guide to the Palms of New Guinea' is the first identification aid to the palms of the entire island, down to the genus level. Designed as practical aid to conservationists, horticulturists, field workers and students it makes extensive use of keys, line drawings and colour photographs, so that anyone with a basic knowledge of botany will find it a pleasure to use.

The Plants of Bali Ngemba Forest Reserve, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist. Harvey, Y., Pollard, B.J., Darbyshire, I., Onana, J-M., & Cheek, M. 2004. A revealing descriptive listing of the plants recorded to date from this remnant forest reserve, which has proved to be remarkably species-rich despite the degrading activities of logging and farm clearance. Close scrutiny has recently revealed, within its small 1100 hectare terrain, no less than 39 species of special conservation interest and 25 or more hitherto undescribed taxa. 154pp. 210x300mm. 40 colour photographs on 8 plates. Figs and vegetation maps. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 075 7. $60.00

The Plants of Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mountains, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist. M. Cheek, B.J. Pollard, I. Darbyshire, J-M. Onana, and C. Wild, C. 2004. With 2,412 species described, of which 232 are assessed as globally threatened and 82 as strictly endemic, from an area of 2,390 square kilometers, this book records what now appears to be Tropical Africa's richest documented centre of diversity. Yet, in 1993, only 123 species were listed from Mount Kupe! Detailed chapters are included on Red Data plant species, vegetation, the physocal environment, ethnobotany and medicinal plants, sacred groves, the vertebrate fauna, invasive alien and weedy plants, the protected areas system, together with chapters on macrofungi and bryophytes. 512pp. 297 x 210mm. 85 colour photos on 16 plates. 22 figs and maps. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 074 9. $80.00

The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol. 5 Dicotyledon Families Magnoliaceae: Winteraceae.  John H. Beaman & Christiane Anderson . 2005. The final volume of this excellent comprehensive account of the Kinabalu flora. The systematic section, which includes such families as Rosaceae and Rubiaceae, Melastomataceae and Myrsinaceae, is preceded by chapters on the history of botanical exploration on Mount Kinabalu, ecological considerations, distribution factors, and contains, at the back, a substantial directory of numbered collections. Enhanced by attractive colour photographs, Volume 5 is a fitting finale to the remarkable achievement which this flora represents. 623pp. 40 plates of col. photographs. 19 col. landscape photos. Repr. map. ISBN 1 84246 074 9. $not yet published

Ecological Survey of Zambia. Ed. Paul Smith. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2002. The Ecological Survey of  Zambia is a detailed account of the traverses by Colin Trapnell during 1932–43 in what used to be Northern Rhodesia. His aim was to document the natural resources and ecology of what was a largely unknown country. The information on soils, traditional agricultural methods, geology, African plant names, plant distribution and associations, and economic botany will be of interest to anyone concerned with the natural resources, ecology, economy of Zambia. Extensively illustrated with line drawings, Colin Trapnell’s photographs and two full sheet vegetation-soil maps, this three-volume set is supplied in a slip case. xviii + 1386pp. Soft cover + slip case. ISBN 1 84246 005 6 (set).$120.00

African Plants. Biodiversity, Taxonomy and Uses. Edited by jonathon Timberlake and Shakkie Kativu. 1999. This book includes information from the proceedings of the 1997 AETFAT Congress in Harare, Zimbabwe. This volume is organised from the following themes: Biology and evolution of forest plants; Pollination and reproductive biology; Phytogeography of African plants; Conservation and biodiversity of the African flora; Taxonomic concepts at the family level; Recent advances in generic and specific concepts; Biology and evolution of African petaloid monocots; Ethnobotany and uses of African plants; Plant resources and sustainable development. 580pp. ISBN 1 900347 88 1. $130.00

Chorology, taxonomy & ecology of the floras of Africa and Madagascar. CR Huxley, JM Lock, & DF Cutler. 1999. This book includes papers and posters presented during the Frank White Memorial Symposium, Oxford University, 1996. contents: Scientific achievements of Frank White, Frank White and the development of African Chorology, A new Regional Centre of Endemism in Africa, Numerical analyses of African plant distribution patterns, Parallels between White's photochoria and avian zoochoria in tropical Africa, Vegetation mapping and classification in Madagascar (using GIS), Diversity and phytogeographical affinities of Inselberg vegetation in tropical Afrca and Madagascar, Phytogeography, systematics and diversification of African Moraceae compared with those of other Tropical areas, Plant variation, phylogeny and systematics, Ochlospecies concept, Biodiversity study in Dja Fauna Reserve (Cameroon): using the Transect Method, Aspects of fire in tropical African vegetation, Ecology of wetter Miombo woodlands of NE Zambia and a review of the Ndola demonstration plots, Disturbance, pioneers and the Afromontane Archipelago, Dry woodlands, their utilisation and conservation, Gorillas and their food plants in the Lope reserve, Gabon. 244 pp., illustrated with line figures, B&W photos, and graphs. paperback. ISBN 1 900347 65 2. $78.00

Evergreen Forest Flora of Malawi. F. White, F. Dowsett-Lemaire & J.D. Chapman. 06/2001. This book is an account of the woody species of the evergreen forests of Malawi. It includes trees, lianas and shrubs more than 2m high found within the forest or at the margins. It is based on field work and herbarium studies. Includes an introductory chapter on the environment, a conspectus of 712 species, giving the name, synonymy, references, habit, geographical distribution, ecology and chorology. Also includes keys, line drawings of 400 species, 31 photos with 4 in color, distribution maps for 65 species, chapters on geology, geography, soils, climates, conservation status, gazetteer of localities and a bibloigraphy. 697pp. Paperback. ISBN 900347 97 0. $112.00

Generic Tree Flora of Madagascar. George E Schatz. 10/2001. A practical field manual for the identification of the 500 genera of native and naturalized Malagasy trees. Identification keys emphasize vegetative and gross morphological features and nearly all genera are illustrated by line drawings. All genera are provided with full descriptions, distribution information, key characteristics, up-to-date taxonomic references and over 3,000 Malagasy vernacular names. This is the first comprehensive guide to be published in English and French.
English: 490 pp. 245 x 155mm. soft cover. ISBN 1 900347 82 3. $54.00 

Handbook of the Yemen Flora. JRI Wood. 1997. contents: Discovery of the Yemen flora; Topographical regions; factors influencing the distribution of plants in Yemen; Vegetation of Yemen; Composition of the Yemen flora; Plan of the flora; The Flora; Arabic plant names, Poisonous plants, Gazetteer, Bibliography, Index, Color plates. The systematic treatment includes scientific names, short descriptions, notes on distribution and natural history. 434 pp. 40 color plates, 35 full plate line figures. hardcover. ISBN   1-900347-31-8. $150.00

Flora of Tropical East Africa: Index to Collecting Localities. by D. Polhill. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1988. 398 pp. 2 maps. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 09 5 $56.00

Flora of Tropical East Africa: you can download a pdf file of all available volumes by clicking on this link.

Flora of Iraq vol. 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 8  each $60.00

Flora Zambesiaca. Current Ed. G. Pope. London: Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, 1960 -. A comprehensive descriptive account of the flowering plants and ferns native and naturalised in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and the Caprivi Strip. Keys, full synonymy and relevant bibliography for all taxa are included, as well as a brief citation of exsiccatae summarising local distribution. Line drawings illustrate at least one species per genus, and each volume contains an index to all botanical names. The work is published (in paperback) following a modified Bentham & Hooker system, as parts or as whole volumes as and when they are ready. You can download a PDF file of available volumes with current prices by clicking on this link.

A Bibliography for Flora Zambesiaca. by G.V. Pope & R.K. Brummitt. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1991. 26 pp. Paperback. ISBN 0 947643 32 X $20.00

The Flora of Jebel Marra (Sudan Republic) and its Geographical Affinities. by G.E. Wickens. London: HMSO, 1976. (Kew Bulletin Additional Series V). 368 pp. 208 distribution maps. Paperback (in carton). ISBN 0 112411 00 2 $70

Flora of Somalia

Forests and Forest Trees of Northeast Tropical Africa. by I. Friis. London: HMSO, 1992. (Kew Bulletin Additional Series XV). This book describes the now much-reduced and threatened forests of Ethiopia and Somalia. An introductory section deals with the history of botanical exploration of the study area, as well as its geology, climate, vegetational history, natural forest types and phytogeography. There follows an annotated list of more than 250 forest trees of the region, with distribution maps of each and brief details of their habit, habitat, seed type, and distribution, as well as references to taxonomic treatments. An essential reference work for foresters and botanists in the region. iv + 396 pp. 14 pp half-tones. 163 distribution maps. Soft cover. ISBN 0 11 250005 6. $76.00

New or Noteworthy Species from Socotra and Abd Al Kuri. Hooker's Icones Plantarum Volume 37 Pt. 4 64pp. Map; 27 line illus. plates. Paperback $38.00

Plants of Mount Cameroon. A conservation checklist. S. Cable and M. Cheek. 1998. contents: geology, geomorphology, soils & climate, checklist area, vegetation, phytogeography, statistical summary, bibliography, red data list, checklist: dicotyledons, monocotyledons, gymnosperms, fern allies, ferns. Short discussion of families and their species and specimens studied.. 198 pp. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-57-1. $60.00

Plants of Mount Oku and the Ijim Ridge, Cameroon. A conservation checklist. similar in format to the above. 211 pp. paperback. ISBN 1 84246 016 1. $60.00


Flowering Plants of Seychelles. by S.A. Robertson. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1989. A check-list of the 1150 species recorded from the Seychelles, about 250 of which are thought to be indigenous or endemic, with brief descriptions and 212 line drawings, together with vernacular names, distribution and references to the literature, herbarium specimens and local uses. xvi +327 pp. 212 figs. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 14 1 $50.00

Checklist of the flowering plants and Gymnosperms of Brunei Darussalam. MJE Coode, J Dransfield, et al. 1996. checklist is arranged by family, genus, species, short note on where it is found, habitat, where collections are located. 476 pp. 16 color plates with 2-4 individual photos. hardcover. ISBN 99917-31-00-8. $100.00

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A Key to Egyptian Grasses. by T.A. Cope & H.A. Hosni. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1991. vi + 75 pp. 12 line illustrations. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 35 4 $20.00

Flora of Cyprus. by R.D. Meikle. Kew: Bentham-Moxon Trust. A definitive, descriptive account of the island's plants in 2 volumes.

Flora of Iraq. Eds. E. Guest and others. Iraq: Min. Agriculture/ Bentham-Moxon Trust 1966 -  Paperback.

set price $60.00 for each volume.. others are out of print


Wild Flowers of the Chapada Diamantina. Raymond M. Harley. 2004. An attractive and well-illustrated account of a selection of botanical walks in the mountains of NE Brazil. The trails followed include the Estrada Real and the route to the Pico das Almas summit. Text is in both English and Portuguese. ISBN: 8576560011. 342pp., 216 colour photos. Hardback. $50.00

Plantas do Nordeste: Anais do 1 Workshop Geral (Plants of the Northeast. Proceedings of the First General Workshop. Eds. Fernando Dantas de Araujo, H.D.V. Prendergast and S.J. Mayo. 1999. Northwest Brazil, home of 50 million people, is dominated by thorn scrub caatinga vegetation. Study of the region’s rich plant life is the focus of Plantes do Nordeste, an association of local scientists and institutions, formed with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This book contains reports on the distribution, occurrence and recording of these plants, as presented at a workshop in 1996. Available in Portuguese only. 150pp. 245 x 155mm. soft cover. ISBN 1 900347 79 2. $40.00

Flora da Reserva Ducke: Guia de identificaçã das plantas vasculares de uma floresta de terra-firme na Amazônia. (Flora of the Ducke Reserve: Field Guide to the Vascular Plants of a Terra Firma Forest in Central Amazonia). Riberio et al. 1999. This spectacular colour field guide is essential for anyone working or travelling in the Amazon. Covering over 2,000 species – all illustrated in colour - from some 125 families, each family has an introduction followed by abundant colour photographs of floral, fruit and vegetative diagnostic characteristics for each species. The introduction includes a broad, and beautifully illustrated overview of the vegetation and ecology of the Amazon region. This work is written in Portuguese, but language is not a barrier to its use - anyone with even a basic knowledge of botany will find this book a joy. Outstanding value. Xvi + 800pp. 240 x 170mm. Soft cover with transparent plastic jacket. ISBN 85 211 0011 6. $84.00

Flora of the Guianas, edited by ARA Goerts van Rijn

Flora of the Cayman Islands. by G.R. Proctor. 1984. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI. xii + 834 pp. ISBN 0 112425 48 8 $90.00

Florula of Mucuge. by R.M. Harley & N.A. Simmons. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1986. A preliminary descriptive check-list of the vascular plants of the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina in Bahia (Brazil). xi + 227 pp. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 04 4 $36.00

Flora of the Pico das Almas, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil. Ed. B.L. Stannard. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1995. The Pico das Almas, in the Serra de Espinhaco, is one of the highest peaks in Eastern Brazil and carries a varied vegetation including extensive areas of 'campo rupestre', rich in endemic taxa including many orchids, bromeliads and Velloziaceae. This volume is the result of 20 years of collaborative work between botanists from Kew and Sao Paulo. An introduction to the environment and biogeography of the area is followed by keys and descriptions for all vascular species so far recorded (over 1200). xxiv + 853 pp. Many line illustrations and 8 pp of colour plates. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 0 947643 76 1 $84.00

Plantas do Nordeste: Anais do 1 Workshop Geral (Plants of the Northeast. Proceedings of the First General Workshop. Eds. Fernando Dantas de Araujo, H.D.V. Prendergast and S.J. Mayo. 1999. Northwest Brazil, home of 50 million people, is dominated by thorn scrub caatinga vegetation. Study of the region’s rich plant life is the focus of Plantes do Nordeste, an association of local scientists and institutions, formed with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This book contains reports on the distribution, occurrence and recording of these plants, as presented at a workshop in 1996. Available in Portuguese only. 150pp. 245 x 155mm. soft cover. ISBN 1 900347 79 2. $40.00

Preliminary list of the Rubiaceae of Northeastern Brazil.

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