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Remarkable Plants of Vanuatu / Plantes Remarquables du Vanuatu

By: Laurence Ramon(Author), Chanel Sam(Author), Hanington Tate(Foreword By)
256 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, 1 colour map
Publisher: BIOTOPE
Remarkable Plants of Vanuatu / Plantes Remarquables du Vanuatu
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Language: Bilingual in English and French with multilingual name index

This guide on the flora of Vanuatu is intended for the general public, and is a co-publication between New York Botanical Garden Press and Biotope.

The 236 plants described in the guide have been included for their remarkable characteristics: high abundance, distinctive morphological features (large fruit, beautiful flowers, stinging hairs and so forth) or noteworthy properties (medicinal plants, ornamental plants, etc.). Some rather rare and inconspicuous species have been included because they are noteworthy for being endemic to Vanuatu and, in some cases, vulnerable. Almost 300 taxon names (genera or species) are mentioned. More than 50 original colour drawings help identify the species, while the notes focus on plant characteristics that may not be evident in the drawings.

The book is organized in two parts: the first part describes seed-producing plants, grouped in subsections according to their growth form: trees, shrubs, herbs and vines; the second part refers to ferns and lycophytes (spore-bearing plants). In addition to plant descriptions, this guide provides common names in Bislama, French and English for each plant, focusing on the names used in Vanuatu. Vernacular names in local languages are included at the end of the book. Descriptive notes are supplemented with information about the uses of the plant and its global distribution.

Summary in French:
Ce guide sur la flore remarquable du Vanuatu a pour ambition de sensibiliser à la diversité végétale du Vanuatu et aux enjeux de conservation qui y sont associés.

Les 236 plantes présentées ont été sélectionnées pour leur caractère remarquable: espèces communément rencontrées, caractères morphologiques particuliers (gros fruit, belles fleurs, feuillage urticant, etc.) ou des propriétés notables (plantes médicinales, ornementales, etc.). Ont été ajoutées quelques espèces plus rares et discrètes mais remarquables car endémiques du pays et parfois vulnérables. Toutes les espèces sont illustrées par de magnifiques dessins en couleurs qui permettent une première identification des espèces; le texte des notices privilégie les caractères non apparents sur les illustrations.

Le livre est organisé en deux parties: la première partie présente les plantes à graines, regroupées en quatre sous-parties selon leur type biologique: arbres et arbustes, buissons, herbes et lianes; la seconde partie concerne les fougères et lycophytes (plantes à spores).

Outre des descriptions morphologiques, l’ouvrage indique pour chaque plante ses noms communs en bichelamar, français et anglais, de préférence utilisés au Vanuatu. Un index en fin d’ouvrage présente les noms vernaculaires des plantes dans plusieurs langues du Vanuatu.

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By: Laurence Ramon(Author), Chanel Sam(Author), Hanington Tate(Foreword By)
256 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, 1 colour map
Publisher: BIOTOPE
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