PROSEA is an international project for documenting the plant resources of South-East Asia and has been completed in 19 volumes. Volume 20, Ornamental Plants, has been cancelled.
The purpose of the series is to make available the wealth of dispersed knowledge on plant resources for education, extension, research and industry through a computerized data bank and an illustrated multivolume handbook. A thorough knowledge of plant resources is essential for human life and plays a key role in ecologically balanced land-use systems. Extensive information on the plants growing in the region is needed to enable the plant resources of each country to be used optimally. A large international team of experts has preparing the texts on particular species or genera, which have been published in commodity groups. All taxa are treated in a similar manner with details on uses, botany, ecology, agronomy or silviculture, genetic resources, breeding, prospects and literature.