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A Color Handbook of Flowering and Medicinal Plants

Yashwant Rai, Biotech Books, 2015, xxii, 228 p, 580 col. photographs, ISBN : 9788176223294, $85.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Color Handbook of Flowering and Medicinal Plants

Contents: Introduction.  Botanical name common name:  1. Abelmoschus moschatus muskdana. 2. Abrus precatorius gunj. 3. Abutilon indicum-giddar war. 4. Acacia concinna-Shikakai. 5. Acacia nilotics Babul. 6. Acacia terminalis-pinck flower babul.7. Acalypha hispida-red cat’s tail. 8. Achyranthes aspera latjira. 9. Acorus calamus safed bach. 10. Adansonia digitata-Baobab. 11. Adenanthera pavonina saga tree. 12. Adenium obesum desert rose. 13. Adhatoda vasica-Basak. 14. Adina cordifolia Haldu. 15. Aegle marmelos bael. 16. Ageratum conyzoides-goat weed. 17. Ailanthus excelsa tree of heaven. 18. Albizia lebbeck Siris. 19. Alcea rosea-hollyhock. 20. Allamanda blanchetii trumpt vine. 21. Allamanda cathartica-yellow flower trumpt vine. 22. Alocasia macrorhizos-elephant ear. 23. Alstonia scholaris-Chatian. 24. Alternanthera pungens-khaki joy weed. 25. Anagallis foemina-Dharti dhak. 26. Andrographis paniculata-Kirayat. 27. Annona squamosa-Sarifa. 28. Anogeissus acuminata-gheo. 29. Anthocephalus cadamba-Kadamba. 30. Aphanamixis polystachya-pithraj tree. 31. Argemone Mexicana-Yellow kateli. 32. Argemone munita-white kateli. 33. Argyreia nervosa elephant creeper. 34. Aristolochia indica birthwort. 35. Arnebia hispidissima-Ratanjot. 36. Artabotrys odoratissimus-tail grape. 37. Artocarpus heterophyllus-jack fruit. 38. Artocarpus lakoocha-barhal. 39. Atalantia monopyhylla-ban Nimbu. 40. Averrhoa carambola star fruit. 41. Azadirachta indica neem. 42. Barleria cristata-Kala bansa. 43. Barleria prionitis Kala bansa. 44. Bauhinia acuminata dwarf white bauhinia. 45. Bauhinia tomentosa del pkilla. 46. Bauhinia variegate var. candida sufaid kachnar. 47. Bixa orellana lipstick tree. 48. Blighia sapida ackee. 49. Boerhaavia diffusa pig weed. 50. Bombax ceiba semal tree. 51. Brownea coccinea mountain rose. 52. Butea monosperma flame tree/palash. 53. Caesalpinia bonduc gray nicker. 54. Caesalpinia pulcherrima guletura. 55. Caesalpinia pulcherrima var. flava. 56. Calamus rotang cane. 57. Calendula officinalis English marigold. 58. Calliandra haematocephala red powder puff. 59. Calliandra haematocephala alba. 60. Calliandra surinamensis.  61. Callistemon viminalis bottle brus. 62. Calotropics gigantean Madar. 63. Calotropics gigantea var. intermedia Madar. 64. Calotropis procera Madar. 65. Campsis radicans-woody vine. 66. Canna indica-canna red. 67. Capparis spinosa caper bush. 68. Capparis rotundifolia round leaf cap. 69. Capsella rubella shepherds. 70. Capsicum annuum Mirch. 71. Careya arborea-Kumbhi. 72. Carica papaya-Papaya. 73. Carissa carandas-Karanda. 74. Cassia alata-candle brush. 75. Cassia fistula Amaltas. 76. Cassia nodosa pink shower. 77. Cassia occidentalis wild cassia. 78. Cassia siamea-Kassod tree. 79. Catesbaea spinosa prickly apple. 80. Celosia cristata cock’s comb. 81. Centella asiatica Brhammi. 82. Cestrum diurnum-din ka raja. 83. Chlorophytum borivilianum safed Musli. 84. Chorisia insignis-white floss silk tree. 85. Chorisia var. speciosa pink flower silk tree. …

This book is very useful for plant identification for botany students, environmentalists, naturalists, botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuary, National Zoological parks, pharmacists, agriculture and Botanical Survey of India.

The botanical name of plants are arranged alphabetically. The common names, family and medicinal uses of the plants are also given in this book. The book contains about 580 color photographs of 335 species of plants from different regions of India. The original locality of the plant from where the photographs have been clicked is mentioned under each picture. (jacket)

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