The Mountain Flora of Java

The Mountain Flora of Java

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First published as a pocket volume in the 1930s, then reprinted in large folio format in 1972, this handsome reprint of the 2d ed. of 1972 contains 57 full-page plates (the volume is oversized, at 9.5x13.5"), each presenting detailed drawings of numerous plants, with 456 plant species depicted in all. The botanic description of each plant is given on the facing page. The introductory text, updated by Van Steenis (d.1986; he was with the botanical garden in Java from 1927-1950) for the 1972 2d.ed., provides a detailed assessment of the geography and plant life of the area, concluding with a strenuous case for the need for ecological conservation. Drawings and numerous b&w photos of vegetation and geographic features accompany the text. The outstanding drawings were made by Amir Hamzah and Moehamad Toha. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
The mountain flora of Java constitutes a unique natural heritage of Indonesia and indeed of the whole world. The most informative and most beautifully illustrated book ever written on this rich resource is doubtlessly The Mountain Flora of Java written by the late renowned Dutch biologist C.G.G.J. van Steenis, with unsurpassed paint drawings of 456 flowering plant species by Amir Hamzah and Moehamad Toha. The first edition from 1972 was sold out fairly soon. Brill is therefore proud to publish this edition of this seminal work at this point in time.
Although written over 40 years ago Van Steenis’ approach to the study of botany can still serve as an example and inspiration for young botanists, conservationists and policy makers.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781435657960
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 90 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Additional Contributors: Hamzah, Amir -1959
Toha, Moehamad


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