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Red Data Book of Indian Plants (Vol. 3)

M.P. Nayar (Editor) A.R.K. Sastry (Editor)
Synopsis The first and the second volumes of the Red Data Book on Indian plants were published by the Botanical Survey of India in the years 1987 and 1988 and include 619 data sheets. The present volume deals with 195 threatened taxa of Indian flora. As in the Vols. 1 & 2, a number of line drawings (placed nearest to corresponding data sheets) and eight colour plates have been included here. Of these, data sheets on Cymbidium tigrinum Vol. 2, p. 168), Cymbidium hookerianum (Vol. 1, p. 241)and Paphiopedilum Villosum (Vol. 1, p. 272) have already appeared. A combined index to the species dealt in the three volumes published so far is presented at the end.
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About the author

A.R.K. Sastry

A.R.K Sastri Joined Botanical Survey of India (BSI) in the Western Circle, Pune in 1961; worked in the Eastern Circle, BSI, Shillong; BSI Headquarters in different posts of project coordinator of US Fish & Wildlife funded BSI project on Endangered Species of Flora, and retired as Joint director. Worked as Director, Biodiversity programmes in the WWf-India, New Delhi. Published about 15 books and 75 research papers. Visited several US Botanical Institutions, Kew & Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. First recipient of Distinguished Scientist Award (Vishisht Vaignyanik Purashkar) from the Ministry of Environment & Forest., New Delhi in 1993; was the member of the IUCN Threatened plants committee for the Indian subcontinents. He is a Member of Research Council, Tropical Botanical Research Institute, Palode under the Kerala State Council for Sci., Tech., & Environment, Tiruvananthapuram.

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Title Red Data Book of Indian Plants (Vol. 3)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 271p., Figures; Col. plates.