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Flora of Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve Sikkim

Debabrata Maity (Author) G.G. Maiti (Author) A.S. Chauhan (Author)

The book “Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve, Sikkim” provides the detailed floristic account of 11 species of gymnosperms and 1467 species of angiosperms. Gymnosperms consist of nine genera belonging to five families, whereas Angiosperms are with 604 genera (monocot: 123; dicot: 481)spread over 138 families (monocot: 23; dicot: 115). Key to the genus and species based on easily recognizable field characters is also provided. The book will not only fill the gap in knowledge about the flora of the biosphere reserve, but also will be useful to identify wide range of plants of Sikkim.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Introduction. 1. Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve (KBR). 2. Early history of exploration in KBR. 3. Forest types of Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. 4. Analysis of vascular plants of KBR. 5. Status of Angiosperm diversity. 6. Endemic vascular plants. 7. Rare, endangered and threatened (RET) vascular plants. 8. Timber yielding plants. 9. Plants of ethnobotanical interest. 10. Wild edible plants. 11. Fodder plants. 12. Dye yielding plants. 13. Fibre yielding plants. 14. Poisonous plants. 15. Plants of superstition/religious ceremonies. 16. Aromatic plants. 17. Management option. II. Systematic Study and Floristic Account: 18. Gymnosperms. 19. Angiosperms (Magnoliophyta). 20. Dicotyledones (Magnoliopsida). 21. Monocotyledones (Liliopsida). Annexures. References. Index.

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About the author

G.G. Maiti

G.G. Maiti: Professor of the Dept. of Botany, University of Kalyani, W.B. having 30 years research experience on floristic diversity, systematic study and other branches of Botany and 22 years of teaching experience.  He is the co-author of books 'Trees of the World'  Vol. I. 'Garden Plants in Colour-Trees' and 'Dictionary of Horticulture'  Vol. I-X, apart from publishing more than 88 research papers in different journals. 

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Title Flora of Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve Sikkim
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788193475812
length xxxviii+888p., 36 Col Plates; 72 Figs; Maps.