This title is volume 6 of the Advances in Economic Botany series. Palms play important and often multiple roles in the economies of many tropical and subtropical countries. This collection of twenty-one papers is divided into four sections: a taxonomic overview of palms; the reproductive biology, ecology, and physiology of certain economically useful palms; the utilization of palms; and the conservation of palms. Ethnobotanical and domestication studies of palms are particularly well represented.
Softcover, 290 pages, 179 figures, 10'' x 7'', The New York Botanical Garden Press, 1988, ISBN 0893273260