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Conservation of Threatened Desert Plants [in India]

By: Suresh Kumar (Author), Chandan Singh Purohit (Author)

162 pages, 48 colour photos

Scientific Publishers

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #222545 | ISBN-13: 9788172338787
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About this book

Rescue, recovery and rehabilitation of threatened plants and other vulnerable plant genetic resources is essential to halt unprecedented loss of biodiversity in the recent past, more so in stressed biomes like deserts. Vulnerability of these newly discovered "Microhotspots of diversity" i.e. deserts has, of late increased due to enhanced anthropogenic activities like mining, irrigation, gas and oil prospecting besides traditional threats of grazing, agriculture, urbanization, industrialization and tourism. Viewed in this context, reducing risk, enhancing survival and ensuring population build-up, by way of conservation, both in-situ and ex-situ, of threatened desert species of India assumes significance and priority. Conservation of Threatened Desert Plants aims to fulfil this long-felt need giving details of ex-situ conservation of 20 arid species. Each chapter has information on taxonomic citation, physiognomic description, uses of these species, threats faced and its regeneration protocols. The presentation with a large number of coloured photographs is in question and answer style to increase the readability so as to get across to the wide spectrum of the conservation community. Conservation of Threatened Desert Plants will be useful to the students, teachers and researchers engaged in conservation biology, forestry, horticulture, plant ecology, agroforestry and desertification control programmes.


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Environment, Flora and Vegetation
3. Threats to Biodiveristy inIndianDesert
4. Acacia jacquemontii (Mimosaceae)
5. Anogeissus sericea var. nummularia (Combretaceae)
6. Barleria prionitis subsp. prionitis var. dicantha (Acanthaceae)
7. Calligonum polygonoides (Polygonaceae)
8. Cenchrus prieurii var. scabra (Poaceae)
9. Ceropegia bulbosa var. bulbosa (Asclepiadaceae)
10. Ceropegia bulbosa var. lushii (Asclepiadaceae)
11. Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae)
12. Commiphora wightii (Burseraceae)
13. Cullen plicata (Fabaceae)
14. Cymbopogon citratus (Poaceae)
15. Ephedra ciliata (Ephedraceae)
16. Lasiurus sindicus (Poaceae)
17. Melhania magnifolia (Sterculiaceae)
18. Moringa concanensis (Moringaceae)
19. Neurada procumbens (Neuradaceae)
20. Seddera latifolia (Convolvulaceae)
21. Tecomella undulata (Bignoniaceae)
22. Tephrosia falciformis (Fabaceae)
23. Ziziphus truncata (Rhamnaceae)

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