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Flora of Manipur : Vol 1 (Ranunculaceae Asteraceae)

Edited by N.P. Singh, A.S. Chauhan and M.S. Mondal, Botanical Survey of India, 2000, 600 p, figs, colour photographs, $180.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Introduction. I. Physical geography and location. II. Topography. III. Geology and soil: 1. Disang group. 2. Barail group. 3 . Surma group. 4. Tipam group. 5. Namsang formation dupitila beds. 6. Quaternary group. 7. Oceanic pelagic sediments. 8. Ophiolite cover sediments. IV. Drainage. V. Climate. VI. Botanical exploration in Manipur. VII. Vegetation types: 1. Tropical moist deciduous forests. 2. Tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. 3. Sub-tropical mixed forests. 4. Sub-tropical pine forests. 5. Sub-tropical and temperate grasslands. 6. Temperate forests. VIII. Floristic diversity. IX. Bamboos. X. Orchids. XI. Primitive cultivars and land races. XII. Phytogeography. XIII. Endemics. XIV. Economic uses of plants. XV. Rare, threatened taxa and major threat to diversity. XVI. Conservation. XVII. Materials and presentation. Selected references. Key to the families. Systematic account. Index to botanical names. Index to local names.

From the foreword: "The state of Manipur is situated in North Eastern India bordering with Myanmar and harbours interesting flora. It offers a rich, scenic grandeur and panaroma of contrasting landscape and many picturesque spots. The state is nature’s paradise for its wild fauna and flora. It harbours over 3000 species of higher plants within an area of 22,327 sq. km and contributes an important source for germplasm. A number of wild relatives of cultivated plants, endemics, rare and threatened plants, medicinal and other ethnobotanically important plant species etc. occur in this state."

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