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Ferns of Nainital

S.P. Khullar (Author) Y.P.S. Pangtey (Author)
Synopsis The book 'Ferns of Nainital' deals with account of taxonomy and ecology of ferns of Naini Tal ranging from 600 - 2611 m. It is based on the extensive collections made periodically in different localities of Naini Tal. The present work records 135 species, 6 varieties and 2 forma belonging to 49 genera and 25 families. The families and genera are arranged according to Mehra's system of classification. Nomenclature has been updated with the help of available literature. Besides this observations on the habit, habitats, size of fronds, nature of rhizomes, abundance and ecology of various species of ferns were also made.
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About the author

S.P. Khullar

The Author is Professor of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh (India). He has been working on Indian Ferns especially those from the Himalaya for the past 30 years. He has collected ferns from various localities of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Kumaun Himalaya for the present work. Prof. Khullar is an elected "fellow" of various scientific organizations like The National Academy of Sciences, India, The Indian Botanical Society and the Indian Fern Society. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of several Botanical Journals of India. Prof. Khullar's work on ferns has been acclaimed world-wide, and he is well known in the annals of Pteridological Research.

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Title Ferns of Nainital
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length v+234p., Figures; Maps.