The Leguminosae is one of the most important plant families; many species are used as food, green manure, or timber. This CD-ROM contains a detailed information system covering all 247 species of the Caesalpinioideae, native and cultivated, in the Flora Malesiana region. Based on 'Flora Malesiana' by Ding Hou, K. Larsen and S.S. Larsen, this work has been enlarged with over 1000 illustrations, full descriptions, information on uses, habitat, ecology, and distribution for each taxon (including genera of the Mimosoideae). Identification is facilitated by two types of computer-assisted keys: a dichotomous key to all caesalpinioid species (and the mimosoid genera), and several multiple-access keys: one to the genera and species of the Caesalpinioideae, and five to the species in each of the larger groups. An innovative diagnostic system allows complex searches on distribution, uses, and habitat. A literature database with ca. 200 references and a hyperlinked glossary illustrated to more than 750 botanical terms are included.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Weight: 120 g
Edition: 2002 ed.
From the reviews:
"The CD-ROM consists of 11 modules ... . Each module is well detailed and the use of terms is user-friendly. ... It is wonderful to have the `Glossary' and `Literature' modules, especially the literature. ... People who work in herbaria in legume sections or with cultivated plants will definitely appreciate this CD-ROM. Also the Universities can benefit in using this wonderful tool to help students studying taxonomy to identify some of the plants." (Hugh Glen and Tandiwe Nkonki, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 239 (3-4), 2003)