Flora of the Pin Valley National Park, Himachal Pradesh

By: K. Chandra Sekar and S.K. Srivastava

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Contents Foreword. Preface. I. Introduction 1. Geographical location. 2. Topographical and physical features. 3. Drainage. 4. Geology and soil. 5. Climate. 6. People. 7. Fauna. 8. Vegetation. 9. Adaptation of vegetation to the extreme climate. 10. Reproductive strategies. 11. Specialized habits as survival strategy. 12. Introduced phytodiversity. 13. Cultigens. 14. Medicinal and other economic plants. 15. Wild relatives of cultivated plants. 16. Endemic plants. 17. Threatened plants. 18. Biotic and natural interferences. 19. Previous botanical explorations. 20. Floristic analysis. 21. Phytogeographical analysis. 22. Conservation. II. Materials and methods 23. Field survey collection and preservation. 24. Identification. 25. Ethnobotanical information. 26. Presentation style. Key to the groups and families. Systematic enumeration. References. Index to Vernacular names. Index to Botanical names. From the Preface The cold deserts of North West Himalaya are characterized by an extremely low temperature and less precipitation. These areas are under increasing pressure of the recent rapidly expanding tourism industry and also are one of the least protected regions of India as only about four per cent of these are covered under national network of protected areas. Even then no baseline information on the flora of these protected areas so vital for formulating strategies for management of their resources is as yet available. The survey and inventorying of plant wealth of the Pin Valley National Park in Lahaul Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh was taken up to bridge this gap. This study is an outcome of extensive and intensive survey and collection of plants in the Pin Valley National Park during 2001 to 2003. The Flora includes taxonomic descriptions of 513 taxa belonging to 243 genera under 64 families of Pteridophytes Gymnosperms and Angiosperms with identification keys wherever necessary with a note on phenology habitat exsiccate distribution and uses and is supported by 31 line drawings and 155 colour photographs. Out of 513 taxa recorded from the Park 505 taxa are Angiosperms 3 Gymnosperms and Five Pteridophytes. Printed Pages: 318 with colour photos and line drawings.

Title: Flora of the Pin Valley National Park, Himachal Pradesh

Author Name: K. Chandra Sekar and S.K. Srivastava

Categories: India, Botany,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Botanical Survey of India: 2009

ISBN: 81-8177-029-3

ISBN 13: 9788181770295

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 041083

Keywords: Flora of the Pin Valley National Park, Himachal Pradesh