This is the first comprehensive account of the species of Cryptocoryne – the Water Trumpets – of Peninsular Malaysia. The wealth of information includes their history, names and synonyms, descriptions of the different species with colour pictures, their peculiar and intricate floral biology, their ecology, biogeography, and conservation. It also includes a chapter on evolution of the genus with evidence from chromosome numbers and molecular DNA analysis. Cryptocoryne are the inhabitants of the clear water streams and rivers of the rainforests, where their colourful leaves and peculiar trumpets meet anyone risking wet feet. A number of species are used as aquarium plants due to their colourful and decorative leaves.
This title won the Best Book (Science, Technology and Medicine), Anugerah Majlis Penerbitan Ilmiah Malaysia (MAPIM) 2009.