Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia
by Ruth Kiew
From the back cover:
First and foremost, this book is written to interest the naturalist and gardener in the wealth of wild begonias that grow in rain forest but without sacrificing scientific accuracy. The profusion of photographs, watercolors, paintings and botanical drawings, and the minimum use of technical jargon intend to make the book accessible to all. On the other hand, botanical rigour is maintained by provision of a key for identification, complete nomenclature and descriptions, and specimen lists. The book is comprehensive including all the 52 native species as well as two garden escapes. Thirteen new species and one variety are described here for the first time.