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Supplement to the Flora of Madhya Pradesh

 
Anand Kumar (Author) K.K. Khanna (Author) R.D. Dixit (Author)
Synopsis The state of Madhya Pradesh which forms the central region of the country came into existence in the year 1956 after state reorganisation. It has an area of about 4,63,452 sq km and is a naturalist’s paradise with about 31.5% of area covered with forests particularly of tropical forests of teak, sal, mixed and montane subtropical forests harbouring a variety of wild animals. Although the botanical explorations in the state have been undertaken by a number of earlier workers like Jacquemont, Vicary, Edgeworth, Griffith, Hole, Brandis, Jerdon, Hobson, Kuntze, Barclay, Clarke, Wood, Morris, Duthie, Cardon, Hope, Watt, Haines, etc., most of the districts of the state remained partially unexplored for a long time. However, after the establishment of the Central Circle, Botanical Survey of India at Allahabad in 1962 exploration of various districts of Madhya Pradesh got the required momentum. Besides, botanists from some other scientific institutions and universities also took tremendous interest in exploring certain regions of the state, which has resulted in the publication of various accounts of the floristics of different areas as well as some district floras. Therefore, in order to bring the Flora of Madhya Pradesh more comprehensive, it has been considered worthwhile to publish the taxonomic account of all additional taxa in the form of a supplementary volume which will be very informative to various research workers engaged on the study of the Flora of the state. The present work deals with 379 taxa of angiosperms belonging to 233 genera and 65 families. As in the earlier volumes, here also the families have been arranged according to the Bentham and Hooker’s system of classification (with slight modifications as per recent treatment). Genera under each family have been arranged alphabetically and arrangement of the species under each genus is in the alphabetical sequence. Taxonomic citation, vernacular name/s (if any), description, phenology, habitat and distribution of each taxon have been provided in the present work.
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About the authors

Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar, M.Sc., is currently working as a Botanist in the Botanical Survey of India, Central Circle, Allahabad. After completing his M.Sc. with Ist class from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad, he joined B.S.I. inj1973. Since then he is actively working on Taxonomy and Floristic Diversity of Angiosperms. He has extensively Surveyed various areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has published more than 75 research papers and contributed various families in the Flora of Madhya Pradesh. In addition, he has authored three books including Flora of Indravati Tiger Reserve.

K.K. Khanna

K.K. Khanna, Ph.D., is a Scientist in the Botanical Survey of India, Central Circle, Allahabad. He joined B.S.I. in 1979 and since then he is actively working on Taxonomy, Floristic Diversity, Plant Conservation and Ethnobotany. He has widely surveyed various areas of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Khanna is associated with a number of Scientific Societies and has been honoured with Fellowships of Indian Phytopathological Society and Society of Ethnobotanists in 1982 and 1995 respectively. He has published more than 135 research papers and review articles in National and International Journals and contributed a numbr of families in the Flora of Madhya Pradesh. He has authored four books and edited same number of books including the Flora of Madhya Pradesh.

R.D. Dixit

Dr. R.D. Dixit obtained his Ph.D. on the taxonomic studies of Lycopodiaceae and Selaginellaceae of India in the year 1981 from Calcutta University under Prof. H.C. Gangulee.  He has published about 150 research papers and four books on pteridophytes only.  He has also undertaken extensive explorations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and exclusively collected pteridophytes.  At present, Dr. Dixit is Additional Director incharge for the Central Circle, B.S.I., Allahabad.

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Title Supplement to the Flora of Madhya Pradesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
length 181p., Illustrations