The chairman, A.S. George, pointed out that there seems to be a fundamental difference of opinion in the recommended format of the Flora Malesiana. Either people favoured a monographic format or they favoured a more concise format which they believed would speed production. S.H. Sohmer — Group 1 did not wish to adulterate the scientific quality of Flora Malesiana. This would lead to a dilemma, i.e.: 1) It would take too long to finish Flora Malesiana. 2) How to maintain the scientific quality and value to the local areas yet complete Flora Malesiana? Compare the summary of Group 4 which presents a different plan to that of Group 1.