Volume 1

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).

Japan and Adjacent Islands

Japan consists of 4 large and more than 3000 small islands, with the ~58 conifer species and varieties playing a major role in their flora and vegetation. For reasons of both vegetation history and zonal confluence the conifers of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands are included in this chapter. There are 34 range maps, 12 conifer habitat photos and descriptions, and 39 full-page species profiles (see sample pages below).

Taiwan

With 27 native taxa, the island of Taiwan has a unique coniferous flora containing 10 species that are currently treated as endemic. In this chapter there are 20 range maps, 6 conifer habitat photos and descriptions, and 19 full-page species profiles (see sample pages below).