About the Book
This book is the third volume of the series of five volumes of the Flora of Maharashtra by the author, M.R. Almeida. It is a twin volume and bounded as Volume III Part ‘A’ & Part ‘B’, as it is quite voluminous, comprising of many genera and species along with a number of coloured plates, illustrations and photographs.
Part ‘A’ begins with Rubiaceae and ends at ethretiaceac. It accounts for 1087 species and intraspecific taxa belonging to 39 natural orders or families from Rubiaceae to Ethretaceae. 10 coloured plates, 2 new species (Sp. nov.), 5 new names (Nom. nov.), 64 new combinations (comb. nov.) are the noteworthy, contributions of the author in this book.
Part ‘B’ of volume III records 10 Natural orders or families, begins with cuscutaceae and ends at Martyniaceae. 373 species belonging to 123 genera along with 10 colored plates, Illustrations and photographs are incorporated in the text which really enhances the importance of the book. One new species, 3 new names, and 28 new combinations are the worthy contributions made by the author in this volume.
Within the families, data on (a) key to the genera (b) key to the species (c) original citations of each species and intraspecific taxa (d) known synonymy (e) descriptions of species and lower taxa (f) phenology (g) Ecological notes (h) Distributions in Maharashtra, (i) Nomenclatural notes (wherever necessary), are provided in the text. The nomenclature is brought up-to-date in accordance with the ‘International code of Botanical Nomenclature!
A Bibliography of commonly cited references and indices to Botanical and common names are
provided separately at the end of the book.
The Flora of Maharashtra, Vol. IIl (Part ‘A’ & Part ‘B’) will certainly be useful for Botanists, Foresters, Horticulturists, Bio-chemists, Ayurvedic practioners, environmentalists, Entomologists, Ecologists, College and university students and Teachers and general public as well.