The Plant Diversity of Malesia: Proceedings of the Flora Malesiana Symposium commemorating Professor Dr. C. G. G. J. van Steenis Leiden, August 1989

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This very valuable and highly recommendable compilation is well produced and strongly bound.Iawa Bulletin
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  • ISBN-13: 9789401074476
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Flora Malesiana — past, present and future.- 1 Van Steenis remembered.- 2 The general progress of Flora Malesiana.- Progress in Malesian botany — some examples.- 3 Outstanding problems in Malesian palms.- 4 Progress in the study of Malesian Bambusoideae.- 5 New evidence for the reconciliation of floral organisation in Pandanaceae with normal angiosperm patterns.- 6 Progress in Elaeocarpaceae.- 7 Correlations in the germination patterns of Santalacean and other mistletoes.- 8 Tabernaemontana (Apocynaceae): discussion of its delimitation.- 9 Pollinaria of some tropical Asian Asclepiadaceae.- 10 Alkaloids and cyanogenic glycosides of Malesian plants as taxonomic markers.- 11 The systematics of the Polypodiaceae.- Vegetation and floras.- 12 A review of natural vegetation studies in Malesia, with special reference to Indonesia.- 13 The illusionary concept of the climax.- 14 Diversity and distribution patterns in the flora of Mount Kinabalu.- 15 Altitudinal zonation of the rain forests in the Manusela National Park, Seram, Maluku, Indonesia.- 16 The changing pattern of vertical stratification along an altitudinal gradient of the forests of Mt Pangrango, West Java.- 17 Search for phytogeographic provinces in Sumatra.- 18 The secondary forest of Tanah Grogot, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.- 19 The fern flora of Seram.- 20 Botanical progress in Papuasia.- Biogeography.- 21 Areas of endemism and composite areas in East Malesia.- 22 Biogeographical relationships of Australia and Malesia: Loranthaceae as a model.- 23 Elements of Pacific phytodiversity.- Conservation.- 24 Van Steenis’ contributions to nature conservation and public education.- 25 Conservation of plants in Malaysia.- 26 The impact of development on the fern flora of some areas in Malaysia and efforts toward conservation.- 27 Conservation of mangrove formations in Java.- Economic botany.- 28 Gene banks and plant taxonomy.- 29 Malesian origin for a domestic Cocos nucifera.- Concepts in taxonomy.- 30 On specific and infraspecific delimitation.- 31 Species and monophyletic taxa as individual substantial systems.- 32 The unified theory, macroevolution, and historical ecology.- 33 Nomenclatural stability, taxonomic instinct, and flora writing — a recipe for disaster?.- Index to plant genera and species.

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