The Genus Saurauia in Borneo - a revision with 62 new species

By: Wong, K.M.

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Well illustrated with colour photographs and botanical line drawings, large octavo, pp x, 310, a very good hardback copy, new in dustwrapper. [Saurauia Willd. (Actinidiaceae) is revised for Borneo, with the first identification key to 85 species (including 62 new species and 3 new varieties) recognised for that island. The account is based on a study of nearly 1500 collections, not including duplicates, and lectotypifications for 12 species binomials are made. The key characteristics of Saurauia, morphology of Bornean taxa, and a number of natural history aspects in this otherwise little-studied genus are discussed. In Borneo, most of the species are forest understorey in adaptation, with a few preferring more exposed conditions such as gaps or forest fringes; only Saurauia kinabaluensis Merr. is known to reach nearly 20 m in height. The cauliflorous habit, which seems prevalent among Bornean species, appears to be an important adaptation that ensures frequent, intermittent or near-continuous flowering, possibly advantageous to understorey plants in terms of their reproductive ecology in the largely sheltered environment of the rainforest understorey.]

Title: The Genus Saurauia in Borneo - a revision with 62 new species

Author Name: Wong, K.M.

Categories: Trees and Shrubs, Botanical/horticultural Monographs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2017

ISBN Number: 9838121800

ISBN Number 13: 9789838121804

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 015612

Keywords: trees.tropical.vegetation.Borneo.