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Pteridophytes of Uttaranchal: A Check List

R.D. Dixit (Author) Ramesh Kumar (Author)
Synopsis The pteridophytic flora of the Indian region is very rich due to remarkable altitudinal variations ranging from sea level to the highest mountain ranges of the world, supporting rich flora of tropical, sub-tropical, temperate and alpine vegetation. Uttaranchal is 27 State of the India, which came into existence on 9 November, 2000 and comprises of 13 districts by separating of North-West Uttar Pradesh with Dehradun as capital city. There is no separate state flora of Uttaranchal therefore, it was considered appropriate to prepare a check-list of pteridophytes reported from Uttaranchal as a whole which will form a basic work to prepare a detailed pteridophytic flora in near future. The present treatise is mainly based on up to date published literature on the subject. However literature on floristics and taxonomy appears in such variety of journals and so fast a speed that it is difficult to claim total completeness in any work of this nature. The present work enumerates total of 49 families, 105 genera, 444 species, 5 subspecies and 26 varieties of pteridophytes from Uttaranchal state.
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About the authors

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.

Ramesh Kumar

Dr. Ramesh Kumar obtained B.Sc. Agriculture Hons in 1976 and M.Sc. Landscaping & Floriculture in 1978 from the Punjab Agricultureal University, Ludhiana. He completed Ph.D. Floriculture as In Service 1994 at IARI, New Delhi. He was an ICAR Senior Fellowship holder during his Ph.D. programme. 1996 and 1998 respectively. He did his Ph.D. Horticulture in 2001 with specialization in Floriculture from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar. He has also presented paper in more than twenty national/international workshops, seminars and symposiums. He is the author of our best-selling books on floriculture, landscaping, and conferred with toung scientist by Hi-Tech Horticulture society, Meerut and Rashtriya Gaurav Award by India International and Rashtriya Gaurav Award by India International Friendship society, Delhi.

Ramesh Kumar is an Ex-defence scientist, Defence Standardization and a microwave engineer.  Presently, he is engaged in the self production unit of microwave components and telecom accessories.  Besides, he runs an NGO, Social Reforms Organization, which is dedicated to rural development, social upliftment and awareness. 

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Title Pteridophytes of Uttaranchal: A Check List
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121102669
length xi+159p., Figures; Col. plates; Maps; References; Index; 23cm.