FLORA OF SIKKIM: A Pictorial Guide
Rajib Gogoi, Norbu Sherpa, J H Franklin Benjamin, Dinesh Kumar Agrawala, Sundar Kumar Rai and Sudhansu Sekhar Dash
  • ISBN : 9788195072507
  • year : 2021
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The book contains checklist of 5068 taxa (including 152 cultivated taxa), belonging to 1491 genera & 209 angiosperm families that are occurring in Sikkim with updated nomenclature & distribution.The book details the geography, ecology, vegetation pattern & forest types of Sikkim.Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Vegetation. 3. Protected areas of Sikkim. 4. Phytogeographical affinities. 5. Endemism. 6. Plant resources. 7. Threatened plants of Sikkim. 8. Analysis of the flora. 9. Scheme of presentation. 10. Pioneers in botanical exploration in Sikkim. 11. Enumeration and photographs. 12. Dicotyledons. 13. Monocotyledons. Excluded taxa. References. Index. Flora of Sikkim A Pictorial Guide, lists 4,912 naturally occurring flowering plants in the tiny Himalayan State. The total number of naturally occurring flowering plants in the country is about 18,004 species, and with 4,912 species, the diversity of flowering plants in Sikkim, spread over an area of 7,096 sq. km, is very unique. The State, which is a part of the Kanchenjunga biosphere landscape, has different altitudinal ecosystems, which provide opportunity for herbs and trees to grow and thrive. The publication details 532 species of wild orchids (which is more than 40% of all orchid species found in India), 36 species of rhododendron and 20 species of oak, and more than 30 species of high-value medicinal plants, among other species.