The Mountain Flora of Java
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. There are three very good reasons to reprint the Mountain Flora both in English and in the Indonesian language. - First of all there is the importance of this flora for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of the vulnerable mountain ecosystems of Java. - Secondly, the unique style and quality of the 456 plant portraits by Amir Hamzah and Moehamad Toha. - Thirdly there is the science, explaining and interpreting the rich botanical diversity in the mountains of Java. Although written over 34 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.
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Aloon altitude Ardjuno ascending Asia Bali Bl.—Flora of Java Bogor Borneo botanical bracts branched calyx Central Java climate cm high cm long cm wide colour corolla crater densely Dieng dispersal Docters van Leeuwen East Java eastwards to Mt elfin forest epiphytic erect ferns fleshy Flora of Java flowers forest edges fruit fruit—Flora of Java Gede genera genus grass grassland Guinea hairy herb high forest Idjen inflorescence Jang Java from Mt Java on Mts Javanese Javanese mountain javanica lahars lavastreams Lawu leaf Leaves Lombok lowland Malaya Malesia mossy forest mountain flora mountain plants natural occur orchids Pangrango Papandajan Patuha phot places Plate pollination Priangan Priangan Mts Primula rain-forest rare ridges roots Salak secondary forest seed shrub slopes soil solfatara sometimes species specimens Steenis stem Sumatra summit Sundanese Tegal Tengger terrestrial thickets Throughout Java Timor tjemara forest Tjibodas tree tropical twigs Vaccinium vegetation volcanoes West Java