An English translation of the series prepared by the Komarov Botanical Institute. Covers Altai, Khangai, Kentei Ranges in the North, Greater Khingan Range in the East, Pamir in the West, The Great Wall of China in the Southeast, and the Himalayas in the South.
This volume of the illustrated synopsis of vascular plants of Central Asia provides a detailed account of 3 families, Araliaceae, Umbelliferae, Cornaceae, within the People's Republics of China and Mongolia. Keys for the identification of genera and species under each family as well as references to nomenclature and information on habitat and geographical distribution for each species are given. A number of species have been recorded in this territory for the first time which include 8 hitherto unknown species. The largest taxonomic groups in this volume are the family Umbelliferae and genera Seseli L., Ferula L., Bupleurum L. I11.: 8 plates, 4 maps of distribution ranges.