Books: Trees and Shrubs of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean Islands
Abstract: Mauritius and the Islands of the Indian Ocean are known to be a biodiversity hotspot. Many plants making up the local flora are endemic and exist there and nowhere else in the world. The rich flora comprising of both exotic and endemic species, has been used as ornamental, medicinal amongst others. This book has been designed to help the amateur identify the trees and shrubs and appreciate their values. Each plant monograph gives the common name, short botanical description, origin, habitat as well as etymology of the plant name. Icons have been inserted so as to further facilitate the reader. Over 700 photos illustrate some 400 plants used for many diverse applications.

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