Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Plant resources of South-East Asia. No. 8. Vegetables.

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This is the 8th volume of a multivolume handbook on the plant resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). It consists of an introductory chapter on the diversity, importance, botany, ecology, agronomy, harvesting and postharvest handling, utilization and processing, genetic resources and breeding, and prospects of vegetables and their cultivation in South-East Asia. This is followed by descriptions of 55 vegetable species (including information on nomenclature, distribution, botany, nutritional content, growth and development, cultivation and breeding), a chapter with shorter descriptions of various minor vegetables, and a list of vegetable-producing plants with other primary uses. There are separate indexes of scientific and vernacular names, and a glossary.