The second instalment of the Flora Malesiana was published in December 1949. It contains pp. xli – clxi ana 41-140, and c. 160 illustrations. The total issue is fixed at 1000 copies of each instalment. At the present moment more than 550 subscriptions have been received. It seems that the future of Flora Malesiana is assured. The second instalment of volume 4 contains the final part of the ’General Considerations’, by the general editor, ’A short history of Malaysian phytography’, by Dr H.C.D. de Wit, and revisions of Malaysian, plant families by Dr C.A. Backer, Dr P. Buwalda. and by Dr C.G.G.J. van Steenis.