Title: Flora of Andhra Pradesh: Volume 5, Additions...
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very good
628 p. Includes: illustrations, index, bibliography. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0009863
Synopsis: Series Description: Andhra Pradesh, one of the 25 States of India is located between 12o37' and 19o54' and 76o46' and 84o46 E and ocupies an area of about 2,70,916 sq/Km. It has a coast line of about 968 Km. The state is endowed with a variety of vegetation types ranging from the littoral mangroves and sand dunes to mountain forests of Eastern Ghats with an elevation of 1500m above MSL. The vegetation varies from semi-evergreen forests to Scrub jungles. The State has been explored intensively by the authors for plant wealth during last 14 years. All the herbaria in India have been searched for the plants of Andhra Pradesh. A total of about 2500 species of Angiosperms occur in the State. The first volume of Flora of Andhra Pradesh includes Introduction, Topography and General features, Forests and Vegetation, Past and present work, Key to the families and Systematic Enumeration of families Ranunculaceae to Alangiaceae. Bentham and Hooker's system of classification has been followed in the enumeration of families with certain exceptions to accommodate recent changes. A dichotomous indented key is given for families, genera and species. Nearly 2531 species under 700 genera and 125 families have been enumerated with brief description. Under each family key to the genera followed by the genus with its authority, key to the species followed by the species enumeration is given. The enumeration of species includes the complete citation according to ICBN, basionym, synonyms, followed by brief description, distribution in the state, flowering and fruiting period, vernacular name and specimens examined. Reference, Index to families, genera and species are given at the end.
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