Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar - COMPLETED 2006
This project resulted in the production of a user-friendly identification guide in both English and Malagasy languages, dealing with the 164 known Madagascan palms. Most of these are endemic to Madagascar, and many of them are either Vulnerable or Endangered. The project began in 2005 and the guide was published in December 2006. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Madagascar Office is currently distributing copies to National Parks and botanical and conservation organisations around Madagascar. A user-friendly and illustrated key was included, while the main part of the guide consisted of individual species treatments with simple maps, colour photographs and some symbolic line drawings to indicate leaf, inflorescence and fruit types.
Project Leader: Beentje, Henk J.
Henk Beentje, Adam Britt, John Dransfield
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre
Hélène Ralimanana, Tiana Randriamboavonjy, Franck Rakotonasolo, Mijoro Rakotoarinivo, Landy Rajaovelona
Project Partners and Collaborators
Missouri Botanical Garden