George W. Staples
Flora of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. 36: Convolvulaceae
By George W. Staples
A joint publication of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Marseille.
The family Convolvulaceae comprises about 1,900 species distributed worldwide in the tropical and warm temperate regions. This new account of the Convolvulaceae in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam includes 22 genera, 108 species, and 10 infraspecific taxa, with brief mention of another 13 cultivated species.
Published as part of the Tropical Fauna and Flora series, the book provides a general introduction to the family followed by technical descriptions for each genus, species, and infraspecific taxon, identification keys and concise summaries of the known ecology, phenology, distribution, uses, vernacular names and other relevant information. A bibliography and indexes are also included.
The flora is profusely illustrated with historical and modern botanical illustrations (line drawings, watercolours) and colour photos of living plants in the field. Voucher specimens are cited to document all information presented in the book.
Paperback, 408pp, 240 x 160mm