A Guide to the Alpine and Subalpine Flora of Mount Jaya
Authors: R J Johns, P J Edwards, T M A Utteridge, H C F Hopkins. 687pp. 152mm x 240mm. Hardback, Kew Publishing 2006.
Based on five expeditions to the area by Kew and its Indonesian collaborators, and incorporating records from previous expeditions, A Guide to the Subalpine and Alpine Flora of Mount Jaya is a comprehensive record of the high elevation flora of the tallest mountain in South-East Asia, and an indispensable resource for everyone with an interest in the ecological management of New Guinea and the Lorentz World Heritage Area in particular. Concise descriptions of all species of flowering plants, ferns and gymnosperms growing above 2,800 metres, with notes on their ecology, distribution and conservation status Line drawings illustrating an example of each genus More than 70 colour photographs of plants and their habitats A succinct introduction to the region's geology, climate and geomorphology
The whole is written well, amply illustrated and well produced. Congratulations to the authors. Frits Adema, Blumea 51(3) 2006.
Robert Johns was the Head of Kew’s fern section until his recent retirement. Bob has 35 years’ association with New Guinea, and has undertaken field work in many parts of the island.
Peter Edwards is a notable fern expert based in the herbarium at Kew, Peter has a wealth of experience in collecting and studying ferns in the Mt Jaya region.
Timothy Utteridge is one of Kew’s South-East Asian experts specialising in woody plants. Tim has visited the Mt Jaya area several times.
Helen Hopkins is a specialist in woody plants with field experience throughout the tropics, including the mountains of New Guinea.
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