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Volume 1 cover gymnosperms and monocotyledons, volume 2 covers dicotyledons (Ranunculaceae to Dipsacaceae), and volume 3 covers dicotyledons (Compositae to Salicaceae). This is a revision and update of Catalogue of Nepalese Vascular Plants published in 1976 by the then Department of Medicinal Plants (now Department of Plants Resources). The present volume includes the list of plants preserved in Nepal’s National Herbarium (coded as KATH), an undertaking of the Department of Plant Resources. The major work of the National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories is to collect, identify, preserve and publish information on Nepal’s plant wealth such as Flora of Nepal.
The Catalogue of Nepalese Flowering Plants is prepared on the basis of the plant materials collected so far from the country by various plant collectors – national and foreign botanists since the Department started botanizing various parts of the country in 1960, and also joint scientiﬁc expeditions arranged with foreign institutions on various occasions. This has not only enriched the specimens in the herbarium, but it also presents a glimpse of the present condition of vegetation and floristic composition of the country. Further collections of plant specimens will be continued so as to make this catalogue complete and more comprehensive in the future.