Gorumara National Park (GNP) is one of the oldest forest reserves in India and was declared a National Park in 1994. It is located in the Dooars region of the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, having an area of ca 79 sq. km. The park has an excellent climate, with conditions favouring luxuriant growth of the trees, shrubs, climbers and marshy herbaceous plants. GNP is also famous for the gene pool reserve of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate (MoEF & CC) for the year 2009. GNP is encircled by many ethnic villages.
This book provides the first systematic and comprehensive account of the floral diversity of GNP, which comprises 350 taxa under 260 genera belonging to 90 families of angiosperms. The flora embraces plant species possessing medicinal, foods and commercial values. This book gives a full picture of the flora of the National Park and provides photo plates and keys to the species.