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.
Includes 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.
About the authors:
Tim Utteridge is a South-East Asia specialist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, undertaking taxonomic and floristic research in SE Asia, especially on Maesa, Icacinaceae, and working on field guides to Thailand and Borneo and the floristics of New Guinea. Peter Edwards is a specialist in the ferns (Pteridophytes) at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is currently working on the curation, naming and classification of pteridophytes. Helen Fortune-Hopkins is an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and is currently involved in a taxonomic revision of Cunoniaceae for New Caledonia. Robert Johns has recently retired from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew after spending many years as the head of the fern section in the Herbarium where he was a specialist in the tree-fern and bird's nest fern groups of SE Asia, particularly New Guinea.