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Fascicles of Flora of India, Fascicle 29 Araceae

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: K Sasikala(Author), E Vajravelu(Author), P Daniel(Author), VJ Nair(Editor), P Singh(Editor), AA Mao(Foreword By)
390 pages, 33 plates with colour photos, 87 b/w line drawings
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Out of a total 3500 species found in the world, the family Araceae is represented by 25 genera and 187 taxa in India with the greatest concentration found in Western Ghats, eastern Himalaya and North Eastern states. The genus Arisaema, the species of  which is commonly known as cobra-lilies (named as the spathe resembles the hood of the cobra), is the largest genus among the Indian Araceae, exhibiting a wide range of diversity in shape, colour and ornamentation of the spathe and also exhibits s high level of endemism in the country.

Volume 29 deals with a taxonomic revision of the family Araceae in India. For all taxa, the following information is given: updated nomenclature citation, typification of names (wherever required), detailed description, phenology, distribution, uses, vernacular names, list of specimens examined, taxonomic or nomenclatural notes and bibliographic references. The fascicle is supplemented with 87 illustrations depicting the habitat, flower morphology, and 33 colour photo-plates showcasing the diversity of aroids in India.

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations

1. Aglaonema
2. Alocasia
3. Amorphophallus
4. Anaphyllum
5. Ariopsis
6. Arisaema
7. Arum
8. Caladium
9. Colocasia
10. Cryptocoryne
11. Epipremnum
12. Gonatanthus
13. Homalomena
14. Lagenandra
15. Lasia
16. Pistia
17. Pothos
18. Remusatia
19. Rhaphidophora
20. Sauromatum
21. Scindapsus
22. Steudnera
23. Theriophonum
24. Typhonium
25. Zantedeschia

Index to scientific names
Index to local names

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: K Sasikala(Author), E Vajravelu(Author), P Daniel(Author), VJ Nair(Editor), P Singh(Editor), AA Mao(Foreword By)
390 pages, 33 plates with colour photos, 87 b/w line drawings
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