By: John Dransfield, Henk Beentje, Margaret Tebbs and Rosemary Wise
475 pages, 209 col photos, 185 line illus, 172 maps
Illustrations by Margaret Tebbs and Rosemary Wise
Madagascar is home to one of the richest and most exciting palm floras of the world, which until now has remained poorly known. Here, in this volume, for the first time ever the palms of Madagascar are described in English. All 171 Madagascar palms are treated, including 70 species previously unknown to science and described for the first time. Of these 171 species, 166 occur only on Madagascar and nowhere else, making this an area of global importance for palm diversity.
Also included in the text are descriptions of the four known wild palms from the Comoro Islands and a single species from Pemba, Tanzania.
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