Field Guide to the Rattans of Africa
Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Species descriptions are based largely on leaf and stem characteristics – not flowers and fruits – and are extensively illustrated with more than 120 colour photographs, meticulous line drawings and distribution maps.
Colloquial, vernacular and common names are included, with notes on local uses, trade and conservation status. And to aid the botanist collecting specimens, some very practical advice on handling plants for the herbaria is included.
What are rattans?
Ecology and distribution
The uses of rattan
Guide to collecting herbarium specimens
Key to the genera of African rattans
Key to the species of Eremospatha
Key to the species of Laccosperma
Key to the species of Oncocalamus
Currently recognized names and synonyms