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earlypea

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Plant identification book rec
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:07:14 »
Hi

(not sure this is the right sub-forum, but I can't find a more suitable one)

Can anyone recommend a good plant identification book, portable and covering sub-tropical ones?

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Plant identification book rec
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:07:14 »

ceres

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 01:19:16 »
Plant ID books tend to be region or country specific.  Do you have a particular place in mind?

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 01:48:31 »
Yes, Southern China (Guangdong/Hong Kong area most specifically) and if possible South-East Asia.

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 03:00:32 »
Well, that's not the reply I expected!  That's a toughie I think.  I'm not sure you'll get something that will cover all the flora of such a huge area.  It certainly wouldn't be portable.  These are the best I can find:

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Flowers-South-China-Hong/dp/0904917029/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

Have you thought about online resources - there are some comprehensive databases that you could access using a netbook/tablet/smartphone etc.

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 07:05:32 »
I bet you get specific book for that are from Kew pages..but they are awfully expensive..

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 01:54:05 »
Thanks for the replies.

It's not that huge an area if I focus on Guangdong and Hong Kong.  Was thinking there should be something in English written about Hong Kong flora and fauna and that would be similar to southern Guangdong.

I would search online for it myself or look in Hong Kong bookshops, but not much time and thought someone might know.

Never mind.

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Re: Plant identification book rec
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 01:19:39 »
Cheers Ceres - looks like the one  :)