Flora of Mahabaleshwar and Adjoining, Maharashtra: Vol. 1 (District Flora Series)

By: Sandhya Deshpande, B. D. Sharma & M. P. Nayar

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Contents: Preface. Introduction. Key to the families. Systematic treatment.From the preface: "The present work on the flora of Mahabaleshwar and its adjoinings in Satara district, Maharashtra, is one such study to assess and inventorise the rich plant diversity in the area. The area encompasses varied eco-climatic zones which have given rise to interesting vegetation types and plant associations. The flora has a rich assemblage of many rare plants. Panchgani Plateau in the Sahyadri hills which is commonly called the 'Table Land' is a very interesting geomorphological location which harbours many endemics in the flora and is the type locality of dozens of new species described since the time of Blatter and McCann. Unfortunately, the area being a tourist spot, is subjected to severe anthropogenic activities which are causing extreme stress conditions on the habitats and the plants. The plateau and other flora rich areas in the Sahyadri ranges in the vicinity need immediate attention for conservation. "The flora in two volumes deals with a description of the vegetation and its associated factors, taxonomic treatment of 1398 taxa, each with notes on distribution,frequency, phenology, collectors' names, field numbers, uses, etc. Line drawings for some interesting species have also been provided. Efforts have been made to bring the nomenclature upto date as per the present Botanical Code.". The District Floras describe all the species of the angiosperms occuring in those areas with generic and specific keys, short descriptions, distributions, localities and taxonomic citations. The works also include indices to species at the end. The families are arranged in accordance with Bentham and Hooker's system of classification. Printed Pages: 431 with 7 colour photos, line drawings and 4 maps.

Title: Flora of Mahabaleshwar and Adjoining, Maharashtra: Vol. 1 (District Flora Series)

Author Name: Sandhya Deshpande, B. D. Sharma & M. P. Nayar

Categories: Botany, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Botanical Survey of India: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040881

Keywords: Flora of Mahabaleshwar and Adjoining, Maharashtra: Vol. 1 (District Flora Series)