By: P Singh (Author), K Karthigeyan (Author), P Lakshminarasimhan (Author), SS Dash (Author), BS Kholia (Contributor), RC Srivastava (Contributor), Ashok Lavasa (Foreword By)
339 pages, 250+ colour photos, colour illustrations, 58 colour distribution maps
About 25% of vascular plants of India are found nowhere else or are otherwise endemic to India. These living natural treasures are an important part of our heritage. The book Endemic Vascular Plants of India enumerates 4381 taxa (4303 angiosperms, 12 gynmosperms and 66 pteridophytes) belonging to 1007 genera and 176 families. A total of 58 genera have been identified as endemic to India. Distributional maps for all the 58 endemic genera and their species are also provided. The book provides a detailed analysis, an updated nomenclature of the endemic taxa, their habit and distribution besides more than 250 colour photographs. The book also identifies 25 endemic rich areas in India, which will help prioritizing suitable conservation strategies.
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