New Books (2005-)

[ETH: Ethiopia; TH: Thailand]

Plants of the Simen.
A flora of the Simen Mountains and surroundings,
northern Ethiopia

Text: Christian Puff and Sileshi Nemomissa
Design, layout and photographs (except were indicated): Christian Puff
Published 2005 by the National Botanic Garden, Belgium, as Vol. 37 of the book series Scripta Botanica Belgica (series editor: Elmar Robbrecht)
iv + 258 pages  
Book dimensions: ca. 17 x 22.7 cm

Ordering and pricing information:
Publications of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium

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The book covers 101 families (gymnosperms: 1; dicots: 79; monocots: 21), close to 300 genera and 545 species recorded from the Simen and surroundings. Brief descriptions are provided for all taxa, and keys are generally included if a family is represented by 3 or more taxa.

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 A total of 305 taxa is illustrated in 118 figures (consisting of close to 600 individual pictures) (the majority of non-illustrated species are grasses, very richly represented in the Simen).

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Descriptions and corresponding illustrations are always on the same or on facing pages.

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The arrangement of families (and genera) follows the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea, making it easy to cross-check for more detailed information.

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The book also provides general information on the Simen Mts. (geology, climate, habitats, people, wild animals), and includes practical tips for those wishing to stay in the mountains for a longer period of time (places to stay; suggested trekking routes, etc.).

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Plants of Khao Yai National Park

พรรณไม้ในอุทยานแห่งชาติเขาใหญ่

Christian Puff (design, layout, photographs and English text)
Kongkanda Chayamarit (Thai text)
Published 2006 by the National Park Office, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Bangkok
vii + 259 pages    
ISBN 974-463-146-5
Book dimensions: ca. 17 x 22,7 cm

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This book depicts over 150 plants occurring in Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest and third largest National Park, now a World Heritage Site.

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Illustrations include trees, treelets, shrubs, climbers, herbs and ferns.

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The book is user-friendly in that descriptions (both in English and Thai) and plates for each taxon are always on facing pages.

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Included is a selection of common as well as rare species growing in all major vegetation types of the National Park; some plants typical of secondary vegetation, and selected species growing in special habitats are also depicted. Plants flowering and fruiting in the dry season as well as species fertile in the wet season are illustrated.

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The Introductory Part contains general information on the topography, geology, climate and vegetation types found in the park.

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Plants of Doi Inthanon National Park

พรรณไม้ในอุทยานแห่งชาติดอยอินทนนท์

Christian Puff (design, layout, photographs and English text)
Kongkanda Chayamarit (Thai text)
Published 2007 by the National Park Office, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Bangkok
ISBN 978-974-286-180-3
vi + 218 pages      
Book dimensions: ca. 17 x 22,7 cm

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This book depicts about 140 plant species growing in Doi Inthanon National Park which incorporates Thailand’s highest mountain (2,565 m a.s.l.).

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Illustrations cover trees, treelets, shrubs, climbers, herbs and ferns.

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The book is user-friendly in that descriptions (both in English and Thai) and plates for each taxon are always on facing pages.

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Included are selected common as well as rare species from all altitudes (from below 1,000 m a.s.l. to the mountain’s summit) and from all major vegetation types (deciduous forests at lower altitudes; evergreen vegetation at higher altitudes). Plants flowering and fruiting in the dry season as well as species fertile in the wet season are illustrated.

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The Introductory Part contains general information on the topography, geology, climate and vegetation types found in the park.

View a selection of plates [Press F11 to view in full screen mode (recommended!)] and a sample double page

Plants of Kaeng Krachan National Park

พรรณไม้ในอุทยานแห่งชาติแก่งกระจาน

Christian Puff (design, layout, photographs and English text)
Kongkanda Chayamarit (Thai text)
Published 2007 by the National Park Office, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Bangkok
ISBN 978-974-286-181-0
vi + 202 pages      
Book dimensions: ca. 17 x 22,7 cm

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This book depicts around 120 plant species growing in Kaeng Krachan, Thailand’s largest National Park.

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Illustrations cover trees, treelets, shrubs, climbers, herbs and ferns.

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The book is user-friendly in that descriptions (both in English and Thai) and plates for each taxon are always on facing pages.

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Included is a mix of both common and rare species growing in either (semi-)evergreen or deciduous vegetation and flowering and fruiting either in the rainy or in the dry season.

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The Introductory Part contains general information on the topography, geology, climate and vegetation types found in the park.

View a selection of plates [Press F11 to view in full screen mode (recommended!)] and a sample double page

Rubiaceae of Thailand.
A pictorial guide to indigenous and cultivated genera

พืชวงศ์เข็มของประเทศไทย
คู่มือภาพสกุลที่พบในประเทศ และสกุลที่นำเข้ามาปลูก พร้อมคำบรรยายประกอบ

Christian Puff (design, layout, photographs and English text)
Kongkanda Chayamarit and Voradol Chamchumroon (Thai text)
Published 2005 by The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok 
viii + 245 pages      
Book dimensions: ca. 17 x 22,7 cm 

Price: EURO 40 or USD 50 (incl. shipment by airmail) if ordered directly from The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, 61 Phahonyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
You can also Email your order to
Dr. Kongkanda Chayamarit (
kchayama@mozart.inet.co.th)
Also
see BKF website: Publications

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The book covers over 80 genera of Rubiaceae recorded from Thailand (more than ¾ of all indigenous and non-indigenous genera known from the country),

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 contains over 110 full page plates, the majority of which are composed of two to many individual illustrations (in total, over 500 photographs are included),

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is user-friendly in that descriptions (both in English and Thai) and plates for each genus are always on facing pages,

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gives a comprehensive general introduction to Rubiaceae (with special reference to Thai taxa), and

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 includes indigenous taxa as well as non-indigenous ornamentals.

View a selection of plates - Press F11 to view in full screen mode (recommended!)