This book contains a global atlas of all known species of bamboos and rattans. It has been produced to accompany the World Checklist of Bamboos and Rattan (Vorontsova et al. 2016) and should be used in conjunction with that volume. For general information about bamboos and rattans, please see the introductory section of the World Checklist of Bamboos and Rattans. The World Atlas of Bamboos and Rattans consists entirely of maps documenting the known distribution of all 1,642 species of bamboo and all 631 species, subspecies and varieties of rattan and rattan-like palm. The geographical information used to generate the maps is primarily derived from a database called the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The printed atlas presented here will be out-of-date as soon as it is published, but the World Checklist will continue to be updated as new information leads to changes.
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