Orchids of Maharashtra provides updated information on 104 orchid species of Maharashtra, west-central India, including 40 endemic species. The book contains a general chapter on orchids, the history of exploration of orchids in Maharashtra, and a systematic enumeration of genera and species. All species are illustrated with colour photographs, described in a user friendly manner with details on phenology, areas of occurrence and distribution maps. Detailed and concise descriptions of species are presented in a taxonomically accurate fashion. The distribution of orchids in different habitats, diversity in different protected areas, medicinal uses and threats and conservation suggestions are also meticulously documented. This book will be useful to researchers, scientists, orchidologists and plant enthusiasts.
2. Materials and methods
3. Analysis of the orchid flora
4. Systematic treatment
6. Index to scientific name