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Flora of The Indian Desert: Their Economic and Medicinal Value

M.M. Bhandari (Author) S.P. Vyas (Author)

Contents: Introduction to the present edition. Introduction to the second edition. Foreword. Preface to the first edition. 1. Introduction. 2. Naming of plants. 3. Systems of plant classification. 4. Key to the families of flowering plants. 5. Alphabetical list of flowering plants. 6. Addition the desert flora. 7. Economic importance of plants. 8. Medicinal value of plants. 9. Literature cited. 10. Index to local names. 11. Index to families, genera and species.

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About the authors

M.M. Bhandari

Dr. M.M. Bhandari, Emeritus Professor of Botany, basically a plant taxonomist and a well known desert systematist, has been actively engaged in the study of Desert Plants.  Travelled widely in the Indian Desert, Dr. Bhandari has studied their floristics, palynology, ethnobotany and ecology for nearly forty years now.  The results of his investigations have been appearing prolifically in prestigious Indian and foreign journals.  Associated with a number of International Organisations and Commissions related to Desert Development, Biosphere Reserves, Man and Biosphere Programmes and Species Survival Commission, Dr. Bhandari was the leader of a delegation to USSR to prepare a common INDO-USSR bilateral research programme on desertification and has, therefore, played a key role in the formulation, planning and finalisation of numerous projects on desert ecosystem.  He is a member of several scientific societies in India and is on the editorial board of three scientific journals.  Worked in a number of Herbaria in India, Dr. Bhandari has traveled extensively and visited almost all the leading continental, British and middle-east Herbaria where he was invited as a visiting Professor and also participated in a number of national and international symposia.  He has written five books and has been a recipient of national award.  A committed conservationist, Dr. Bhandari has been associated with several multidisciplinary environmental impact studies both for resource utilization and industrial development and is on the consultancy panel of a number of organizations and institutions.  A Fellow of Linnean Society of London.  Dr. Bhandari has become a very well-known authority on desert plants not only in India but also in many other countries of the world.  He has prepared several Video Films on Desert Plants.  Places and People and has been awarded for the same.

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S.P. Vyas

Dr. S.P. Vyas (b. 1947) obtained his M.Sc. (Botany) and Ph.D. Degree from Jodhpur University, Jodhpur. He is associated with CAZRI, Jodhpur since 1976 after working as lecturer in department of Botany, university of Jodhpur for five years and has been actively perusing research in the areas of assessment and utilization production and quality improvement of various crops and plants of economic importance. He is engaged in the research areas of wasteland development and alternate land use system under varied agro ecological situations. His scientific achievement are amply reflected in more than 100 research papers in journals of National and International reputed and books authored by him. Presently, he is working a Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology), CAZRI, Regional research Station Marwar-Pali.

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Title Flora of The Indian Desert: Their Economic and Medicinal Value
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.02.2019
Edition 2nd. ed.
Publisher Jain Brothers
Language: English
isbn 8185304130, 9788185304137
length 484p., Col Plates; Fig; Tables.