Fayaz is a collector and grower of tropical plants whose work has taken him from the Maldives mangroves to the orchids of Sri Lanka. Ten years of exploration have resulted in the most comprehensive volume on tropical plants to date, describing more than 3000 species from all of the major groups from mosses, ferns, and nonflowering gymnosperms to spectacular flowering angiosperms that make up 80 percent of all extant plant species on Earth. More than 3000 color photographs aid identification. Simply spectacular.--Brian E. Coutts and Cheryl LaGuardia"Best Reference 2011, Library Journal" (02/28/2012)
About the Author
Ahmed Fayaz has been a collector and grower of tropical plants for over 25 years. He is the co-founder and president of the Maldivian Wildlife Society and is currently working on a doctorate in Plant Systematics at Massey University, New Zealand.