Melbourne: Nokomis Editions, 2004. Large quarto, dustwrapper, 1230 colour illustrations, text illustrations.
The most important book on tropical Australian botany ever published with 2436 species described and 1236 illustrated in full colour. This definitive work, 17 years in the making, covers the fruiting plants of Australia's tropical rainforest in Queensland extending from Rockhampton on the Tropic of Capricorn through to the Torres Strait.
Each species (except for a few which are leafless) is accompanied by a line illustration of its leaf as an aid to identification. It is a testimony to Wendy and Bill Coopers' passion for the Australian rainforest that has resulted in this fine book, bestowing the reader with art of unparalleled beauty alongside meticulous scientific research and expertise.
Price: $235.00 AU