The Flora of Tropical East Africa is a descriptive, extensively illustrated account of the flowering plants and ferns native and naturalized in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, together with information on exotic ornamental and crop plants. At least one species of each genus is illustrated with a fully annotated, and the bibliography and synonymy are sufficiently detailed to explain the nomenclature and taxonomic circumscriptions within a broad regional context.
This part is devoted to the substantial family of Cyperaceae - or sedges.
About the Author
Henk Beentje is a botanist based in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His many books include Conservation Checklist of the Trees of Uganda, Field Guide to the Mangrove Trees of Africa and Madagascar, and Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar. He served as the editor of the decade-spanning Flora of Tropical East Africa series, also from Kew.