This is the second volume of the illustrated list of Central Asian plants (within the People's Republics of China and Mongolia) published by the the Academy of Sciences of the USSR on the basis of Central Asian collections of leading Russian travellers and naturalists (N.M. Przewalsky, G.N. Potanin and others) as well as of Soviet expeditions, which are preserved in the Herbarium of the Institute. This volume pertains solely to the family Chenopodiaceae, which plays a leading role in the formation of the vegetal cover of the deserts of Central Asia and represents one of the most abundant constituents of its flora. The publication is intended for botanists (taxonomists, horticulturists, geobotanists and phytogeographers), geographers and soil scientists.
Introduction; taxonomy; alphabetical index of plant names; index of distribution ranges; index of plant drawings.