This book explores the wealth, diversity and uniqueness of Brunei’s forests, and also provides valueable insights into the plant life of Borneo. Brunei’s rich and varied flora make up forests that have been little disturbed and are truly a paradise of plants.
The text is accessible to the interested amateur and will also delight and inform professional botanists and foresters. The delicate watercolour illustrations capture the pristine beauty of Brunei’s flora and each is accompanied by a short account highlighting interesting aspects of the plants. The book is not only a special volume on the plant life of Brunei, but also serves as a general reference on various aspects of the botany of Borneo.
K.M. Wong is a botanist who has worked on the flora of Borneo (including Brunei Darussalam) and Peninsular Malaysia since 1980. He is an authority on the bamboos and the Rubiaceae (Coffea family) of Southeast Asia, and has a special interest in the conservation biology of rare plants in the region. He is currently with the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
C.L. Chan is a well-known illustrator who specialises in water colour and line-drawings of plants and insects. He is also currently documenting the orchids of Borneo in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Rijksherbarium, Leiden, The Netherlands. Among his other interests is the study of Bornean stick-insects.