Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Wild flowers and native ornamental plants of India : an overview/J.S. khuraijam. 2. Wild ornamentals: their scope and issues in community development in Northeast India/K. Haridasan, Anupam Sarmah and L.R. Bhuyan. 3. Ornamental potential wild plant resources of Manipur, India/Laishram Ricky Meitei and Naorem Premita Devi. 4. Wild ornamentals species of dendrobium SW. (Orchidaceae) in Manipur, India: documentation, cultivation and their prospects in horticulture/Hidangmayum Bishwajit Sharma, A. Nageswara Rao and Debjyoi Bhattacharyya. 5. Wild plants of Assam with ornamental value/Robindra Teron and Shabana Hassan. 6. Wild ornamental plants of Meghalaya, Northeast India/Maruthakkutti Murugesan, Laishram Ricky Meitei, Chalbasson Lyngwa and Evenstone Wahlang. 7. Some Himalayan wild flowers with floriculture potential/Nidhan Singh and Dipankar Borah. 8. Wild ornamental useful orchids of Eastern Ghats, India/Kothareddy Prasad. 9. Wild ornamental plants in seshachalam biosphere reserve of Eastern Ghats, India/A. Madhusudhana Reddy, M.V. Suresh Babu and S. Rajagopal Reddy. 10. Potential of endemic succulents of Agasthyamala biosphere reserve, part of south Western Ghats as ornamentals/Jose Mathew, P.M. Salim, K.V. George and P.M. Radhamany. 11. Wild ornamental plants of coastal Karnataka/Shivaprakash. 12. Wild ornamental plants of Gurez Valley, Kashmir Himalaya, India : a study to explore and document the traditional medicinal knowledge of the area/Mohd. Aslam, Muzafar J. Bazaz, Syed Arshid Hussain, O.P. Sharma and J.S. Khuraijam. 13. Some wild ornamental angiosperms of Bhaderwah Valley in NW Himalaya: potential candidates for plant geneticist and breeders/Shevita Pandita and Harish Chander Dutt. 14. Wild ornamental lycophytes and ferns of India/Jaideep Mazumdar. 15. Orchids of India: The silent treasure distribution, utilization and conservation/A. Loyanganba Meitei, P. Kiran Babul and D.R. Singh. 16. Potentials of some wild medicinal plants used by the ethnic people of Manipur as ornamental plants/Chongtham Sanjita, Th. Binoy Singh and Th. Rojen Singh.
The book “Wild Ornamental Plants of India” contains sixteen chapters written by leading scientists and researchers from different parts of the country especially from plant diversity rich regions. The book will open up scope for harnessing ornamental values of many wild native plants of the country. The book is intended for all people who are interested in wild ornamental plants, including students, plant scientists, academicians as well as horticulturists, floriculturists, conservationists, breeders and farmers. The book is highly recommended for use in various university and college courses, not only in plant diversity, taxonomy, floriculture, horticulture, but also in wildlife, biodiversity conservation and phytogeography.
[About the Author: Dr. J.S. Khuraijam is a cycad biologist and plant conservationist at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. Besides cycad taxonomy, he has contributed in the taxonomic studies of Indian conifers, Orchidaceae and apocynaceae. He is actively involved in the conservation of threatened species and native ornamental plants of India. He has published more than 60 papers on plant taxonomy and biodiversity conservation. Dr. Khuraijam did his PhD in Botany from GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi. He is an active member of IUCN SSC Cycad specialist group and editor of NeBIO and Cycads.]