If you really want to identify a Malaysian plant, this is the book to do it, or rather one in a series of detailed taxonomic works that provide revisions for seed plant species that occur in Peninsular Malaysia (and which in most cases occur also in the Malaysian states of Sabah & Sarawak on the island of Borneo).
This is Volume 3 of Seed Plants Series 2 and is Malayan Forest Record No. 49. In it species belonging to the following families are described and illustrated: Chrysobalanaceae; Cleomaceae; Cucurbitaceae; Cycadaceae; Juglandaceae; Lecythidaceae; Magnoliaceae; Nepenthaceae; Ochnaceae & Olacaceae. This very substantial volume of 385 pp. (height 263 x width 184mm) is published by FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) to a high standard. There are full page drawings of the leaves, flowers, seeds and other significant parts of each species and 35 colour plates, each with 3-5 images of key features of many of the species.
Recent findings in the field of molecular biology are taken into account, with brief notes on uses, distribution and ecology. Conservation status is given.
BBooks comment: A fine taxonomic work, but there is a mountain of further families to cover. How long will it take? We note from the inside back cover that of the 214 seed plant families, 38 only have so far have had the treatment (18%). Keep writing, before its too late!