The Economic and Heritage Plants of Kashmir Himalaya is a reference sourcebook that contains botanical, English, Hindi / Urdu, Ladakhi and Kashmiri names of plants of Economic importance in Kashmir and Ladakh, with brief notes on their habit and habitat, morphology and utility. It largely reflects the region's existing plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Approximately, 1300 economic plant species and 500 crop varieties, existing in its agro-ecosystems, in wild as well as cultivated forms, are listed in the book. Every possible effort has been made to give the latest nomenclature of plants together with their synonyms. Indices of English, Hindi, Kashmiri and Ladakhi names of the plants are appended at the end.
The book should be useful to students of botany, agriculture, horticulture, pharmacy and those interested in the cultural heritage of the region. It can also be helpful to researchers and planners working on the management and conservation of biodiversity of Indian Himalayan regions.