This book is an absolutely „must have”, now and on, for everyone really interested in conifers. What make this publication unique, are the overwhelming illustrations – 3700 conclusive and high quality color images taken in the native habitats of the conifer species, as well as the abundance of other graphics...
Continental Asia and Hainan
Europe has been discussed “in the broad floristical sense” with North Africa; Anatolia and the adjacent parts of the The largest and most populous continent is also home to the largest portion of temperate-zone conifers.
Of the 253 native conifer taxa in 35 genera in the vast land of mainland Asia, around 218 taxa (171 species) in 31 genera occur within the Holarctic world and are considered temperate. (Though part of Asia, Japan and the adjacent islands, as well as Taiwan, are discussed separately in this work.) The “Continental Asia” chapter includes 140 range maps, 39 conifer habitat photos and descriptions, and 157 full-page species profiles (see samples below).