Everybody is very familiar with the standard plant book “1001 Garden Plants in Singapore” by NParks’ Publication.
One of the authors of the plant book , also a business associate of ours, Ms Boo Chih Min, has just published her latest plant book together with Ms Sharon Y. J. Chew and Mr Jean W. H. Yong (John).
Below is a brief description of the book. You can also click here to download the sample pages of the book for preview.
Plants in Tropical Cities
The definitive guide for Plants in Singapore and the neighbouring countries.
With close to 2800 plants featured, we hope that this book will help everyone to appreciate all the plants around us in our daily lives. Nineteenth palettes or likely scenarios/situations (e.g. roadside plants, green roofs, green walls, epiphytic plants, aquatic plants, seashore planting, school gardens, mangroves, plants to attract butterflies, fragrant plants) were prepared that will be helpful for anyone embarking on any plant-related development projects or simply as a hobby. Not forgetting the scientific researchers and the graduate students for their plant identification needs, we put in as many botanical details as possible for each species, within the 1000 page limit! Additionally, an Index of Genus names for quick reference is also included at the back of the book.
The "A to Z" listing of plants gave us a chance to feature 26 photos, each of which is the representative" for each alphabet (based on the scientific name). Whenever possible, native species (to our Malesian region) and various plant functional groups (e.g. aquatic plants, epiphytes, mangroves, climbers) were featured throughout the book in our bid to promote better understanding of plant adaptations and also to protect our unique regional plant biodiversity.
Plants in Tropical Cities managed to feature two-thirds of Singapore’s flora (ca 2800, including 650 native species; Singapore has ca 4100, with 2100 natives; exotics are ever increasing with new plant imports).