About Flora Malesiana

Flora Malesiana is a systematic account of the flora of Malesia, the plant-geographical unit spanning six countries in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. The family treatments are not published in a systematic order but as they come available by the scientific efforts of some 100 collaborators all over the world. Each family treatment contains keys for identification, descriptions of the recognized taxa from family to variety, and a large amount of information (with literature references) on, e.g., taxonomy, variability, synonymy, typification, distribution, habitats and ecology, morphology and anatomy, phytochemistry, and uses. Attention is given in the first place to the indigenous species but non-native, cultivated or escaped species are also treated (described and keyed out) or at least mentioned. Drawings and photographs illustrate the treatments, and as a general rule at least one species of each native genus has a full-page drawing. There are two series: I, Seed Plants, and II, Pteridophytes.

Editorial Committee

  • H.P. Nooteboom (Leiden, The Netherlands) - General editor
  • W.J.J.O. de Wilde (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • D.W. Kirkup (Kew, UK)
  • P.F. Stevens (Harvard University, USA)
  • M.J.E. Coode (Kew, UK)
  • L.G. Saw (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)