Towards a Better Understanding of Trees and Shrubs of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean Islands
This book has been deisgned to help the amateur identify the plants of Mauritius and Indian Ocean Islands and appreciate their value. Each plant monograph gives the common name, a short botanical description, the origin and habitat of the plant as well as the etymology of the plant name. Icons have been inserted in the text so as to further facilitate the reader in appreciating the potential values of these plants. Over 700 photos illustrate some 400 plants used for many diverse applications.