Malaysia is regarded as one of the most progressive countries in the world as far as management of its natural resources is concerned. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the ever-present contest between ecological and economic needs can be kept in balance. There are now very few people in the world in positions of responsibility who still do not recognise the overwhelming need for nature conservation and biological sustainability. The forest is a treasure house of various useful products of which timber is but one.1,2,3


Mangrove Forest Pitcher Plant Treasure House Biological Sustainability Malaysian Plant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    I.H. Burkill, Dictionary of the Economic Products of the Malay Peninsula (London: Crown Agents, 1935).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R.E. Holttum, Plant Life in Malaya (London: Longman, 1954).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. Johnson, Malayan Botany (Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 1965).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    I. Soerianegara and R.H.M. Lemmens (eds), Plant Resources of South East Asia No. 5 (1), Timber Trees: Major Commercial Timbers (Bogor: Prosea, 1994).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    R.T. Corlett, ‘The angiosperm flora of Singapore. 1. Introduction’, Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 44 (1992): 1–21.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lord Medway, ‘Phenology of a tropical rainforest in Malaya’, Biological Journal of Linnean Society, 4 (1972): 117–46.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    S. Appanah, ‘General flowering in the climax rain forest of south east Asia’, Journal of Tropical Ecology, 1 (1985): 225–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    S. Appanah, ‘Plant-pollinator interactions in Malaysian rain forests’ in K.S. Bawa and M. Hadley (eds), Reproductive Ecology of Tropical Forest Plants (Paris: UNESCO, 1990): 85–101.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    P.S. Ashton, T.J. Givnish and S. Appanah, ‘Staggered flowering in the Dipterocarpaceae: new insights into floral induction and the evolution of mass fruiting in the aseasonal tropics’, American Naturalist, 132 (1988): 44–66.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    N.M. Collins, J.A. Sayer and T.C. Whitmore (eds), The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific (London: Macmillan, 1991).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    M.N. Salleh and H.T. Tang, ‘Forest Conservation in Malaysia — a reappraisal’, in M. Nordin, A. Latiff, M.C. Mahani and S.C. Tan (eds), Conservation Inputs from Life Sciences (Kuala Lumpur: Faculty of Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1981): 49–54.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    T.C. Whitmore, Tropical Rainforests of the Far East, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1984).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    K.Jong, B.C. Stone and E. Soepadmo, ‘Malaysian tropical forest: an underexploited genetic reservoir of edible fruit-tree species’, in E. Soepadmo and K.G. Singh (eds), Proceedings, Symposium, Biological Resources and National Development (Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society, 1986): 113–21.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    E. Soepadmo, ‘Genetic resources of Malaysian fruit trees’, Malaysian Applied Biology, 8 (1979): 33–42.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    R. Kiew, ‘Conservation of Malaysian plant species’, Malayan Naturalist, 37 (1983): 2–5.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    R. Kiew, ‘Conservation of plants in Malaysia’, in P Baas et al . (eds), The Plant Diversity of Malesia (Dordrecht: Kluwer Acad. Publ., 1990): 313–322.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    A. Kaur, C. O. Ha, K. Jong, V.E. Sands, E. Soepadmo and P.S. Ashton, ‘Apomixis may be widespread among trees of the climax rainforest’, Nature, 271 (1978): 440–2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    T.C. Whitmore, An Introduction to Tropical Rainforests (Oxford: Clarendon, 1990).Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    P.S. Ashton, ‘Dipterocarpaceae’ Flora Malesiana, Series U. 9 (1982): 237–552.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    W. Veevers-Carter, Riches of the Rain Forest — An Introduction to the Trees and Fruits of the Indonesian and Malaysian Rain Forests (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1984).Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    E.J.H. Corner, Wayside Trees of Malaya. Vols I and II. 2nd ed. (Singapore: Government Printer, 1952).Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    J.T. Williams, ‘Conservation of genetic resources in the tropics’, in B. C. Stone (ed), Proceedings of the Symposium, Role and Goals of Tropical Botanic Gardens (Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 1977): 187–200.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    T.C. Whitmore, Palms of Malaya. 2nd ed. (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1977).Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    J. Dransfield and N. Manokaran, Plant Resources of South East Asia (PROSEA) No. 6. Rattans (Wageningen: Pudoc Scvient. Publ. 1993).Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    R.E. Holttum, ‘The bamboos of the Malay Peninsula’, Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 16 (1958): 1–135.Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    K.M. Wong, The Morphology, Anatomy, Biology and Classification of Peninsular Malaysian Bamboos (Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1995).Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    S. Kurata, Nepenthes of Mount Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu: Sabah National Park Trustees, 1976).Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    J.M.B. Smith, ‘The vegetation of the summit zone of Mount Kinabalu’, New Phytologist, 84 (1980): 547–573.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    S.C. Chin, ‘The limestone hill flora of Malaya I’, Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 30 (1977): 165–219.Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    S.C. Chin, ‘The limestone hill flora of Malaya II.’ Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 32 (1979): 64–203.Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    S.C. Chin, ‘The limestone hill flora of Malaya III’, Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 35 (1982): 137–90.Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    S.C. Chin, ‘The limestone hill flora of Malaya IV’, Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 36 (1983): 31–91.Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    P.F. Burgess, ‘The effect of logging on hill dipterocarp forests’, Malayan Nature Journal, 24 (1971): 231–237.Google Scholar
  34. 34.
    B.M. Allen, Malayan Fruits (Singapore: Donald Moore Press, 1967).Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    B.B. Simpson and M. Conara-Ogorzaly, Economic Botany: Plants in Our World (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986).Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    T.C. Whitmore and J.A. Sayer (eds), Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction (London: Chapman & Hall, 1992).Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    P. Raven, ‘Seeds of our salvation’, New Scientist, No. 1990 (August 1995): 44.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Prakash
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandAustralia

Personalised recommendations