Plants of Cape York meets a long-felt need for a conveniently sized 'backpack' guide to the plants of the Cape. Here 600 plants are described with colour illustrations, plant details and interesting information relating to each plant. Plants are grouped by vegetation zones, and a simple key assists identification. The guide has been designed to appeal to visitors and local residents without specific botanical knowledge, while providing sufficient information to be of use to professional botanists. The plants selected are those likely to attract attention, with an emphasis on trees, shrubs, vines, mangroves and orchids. Most are native species but some weeds are included. Common names in use in the area are used throughout, with scientific names also listed, and both a common and scientific name index provided, with a brief indication of the family for each species. The book is issued in a heavy duty plastic sleeve and is designed to be carried in a backpack or vehicle.