Flora of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh: Vol. 2 (District Flora Series)

By: G.V. Subba Rao and G. R. Kumari & Edited by P.S.N. Rao

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Contents: Introduction. 1. An artificial key to the families. 2. Systematic enumeration. From the introduction: "The flora of many parts of India is not fully known even after the publication of Sir J.D. Hooker' s monumental work, The F1. Brit. India (1872-97), Gamble's F1. Pres. Madras (1915-36), Haines Botany of Bihar and Orissa (1921-25) etc., due to the vastness of the country and inaccessability of several parts of it. Further, some areas were under the control of the feudal states and zamindars which were not usually visited by the forest officers who mostly wrote the regional floras previously. "One such whose flora is not fully worked out is the Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh (Subramanyam, K.in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 1: 70.1959). Forests of this district were mostly under the control of the erstwhile Zamindars of Vizianagaram and Jeypore. J.D. Hooker listed this area in "The Deccan region" and stated " This hilly and mountainous country is for by far the greater part botanically unexplored". (A sketch of Flora of British India ed. 2. 38.1906). C.A. Barber in the account on the flora of Visakhapatnam district prepared by him in 1907 for the Madras District Gazetteers, stated that " comparatively little collection has been done in the districta.when the hills are approacheda.we are confronted with an unexplored country". Keeping the above in view the Visakhapatnam district has been selected with an earnest desire to make a comprehensive study on the flora of the area. 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: 536 including line drawings, index, corrigenda and addenda of vol. 1.

Title: Flora of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh: Vol. 2 (District Flora Series)

Author Name: G.V. Subba Rao and G. R. Kumari & Edited by P.S.N. Rao

Categories: Botany, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Botanical Survey of India: 2008

ISBN: 81-8177-024-2

ISBN 13: 9788181770240

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040896

Keywords: Flora of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh: Vol. 2 (District Flora Series)