ABOUT THE BOOK
This book is the fifth volume of the series of 6 volume of the ‘Flora of Maharashtra’ compiled by the author Professor (Dr.) M. R. Almeida. This volume, is also a twin volume and bound as volume V, part ‘A’ & V, part ‘B’. Volume gives line drawing illustrations and many colored photographs.
Part VA begins with family Hydrocharitaceae and ends with family Typhaceae. The second Part VB includes families Araceae to cyperaceae. The volume deals with 697 species, 77 varieties, 2 sub- species belonging to 241 genera and 45 families. Book describes 3 new species with 17 new names and 44 new combinations of species, varieties, etc
Within families (a) keys to genera of wild plants (b) keys to wild species © original citations of species and infraspecific taxa (d) known synonyms (e) description of species and taxa of brower ranks (f) phonology (g) ecological notes (h) distribution in Maharashtra (i) nomenclature notes (wherever required) are given 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 index of botanical and common names are provided separately.
This volume will certainly be useful for botanists, foresters, horticulturists, biochemists, ayurvedic practitioners. environmentalists, entomologists, and ecologists alike. This volume will be useful to college and University students and teachers and general public as well.