Flora of Western Ghats V – I species
100 Beautiful Trees of India by Charles McCann (First Published 1959) to the e-books. In additions to describing 100 trees with color drawings, it illustrated various leaf-types, margin-types, root-types, flower-types, fruit-types (drupes, achenes and samaras etc). It is available here: http://gyanpedia.in/tft/Resources/books/mccann.pdf dead link
A Botanic Garden for the Nation 1st Ed (2007) 182p 97801607677220160767725.pdf Rar’d High quality pdf with dust covers, front cover, and bookmarks. 182 pages beautifully illustrated / numerous color photographs Rar file size: 18 MB MD5: 14C235C3668274AFDDD647587ACAA715: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0O5GTRM4
Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families 278 pages | Springer; 2nd edition (March 29, 2006) | ISBN: 0387288708 | PDF | 18 Mb http://rapidshare.com/files/220047872/plantpics.rar
Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary http://ebook-download-now.com/g/download/0881924008/Cacti:-The-Illustrated-Dictionary/
Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns by Sue Olsen Timber Press, Inc | 2007 | ISBN: 0881928194 | 440 pages | PDF | 20 MBhttp://sharingmatrix.com/file/2695787 dead
One can download full book “Flora simlensis” by Collett from the following link: http://ia600209.us.archive.org/3/items/FloraSimlensis/SimlaFlora.pdf (7.4.10- Balkar Arya)
Flowering Trees & Shrub in India by DVCowen
FLOWERING TREES & SHRUBS IN INDIA
Forty Common Indian Trees & how to know them by RNParkar http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/parkertrees.pdf
Nature Guide Common Trees of India by Pippa Mukherjee http://vidyaonline.org/arvindgupta/pippatrees.pdf
Michael Simpson: Plant Systematics Pages: 608 | PDF | Academic Press (2005-09-16) | ISBN 0126444609 | 77 mb http://www.depositfiles.com/en/files/kt5yjaom4
The Silviculture of Indian Trees – RS Troup (3 volumes): The Silviculture of Indian Trees, is a seminal reference work in three volumes, that contains in-depth information (from a silvicultural point of view) about nearly all tree species of India, covering some 63 botanical orders. It is the outcome of twenty years of field-based research by Robert Scott Troup, a British forestry expert who spent much of his career in India, and is considered a classic landmark work on the subject. This book is available here: http://indiawaterportal.org/node/9380 (Arun Patre)
The Book of cacti and Other Succulents http://depositfiles.com/en/files/616386zax
Clive Innes, Charles Glass “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cacti” Knickerbocker Press | 1997-11 | ISBN: 1577150171 | 320 pages | PDF | 59,6 MB http://depositfiles.com/en/files/tudi2xlmo and http://uploading.com/files/FJN1BM3R/Illustrated_encyclopedia_cacti.ra…
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Succulents Cacti by Gordon Rowley Publisher: Salamander Books | 1978 | 256 Pages | PDF | plus JPEG images | 109 MB ISBN: 0861010116 | English http://depositfiles.com/en/files/em51opyoq
Talbot’s “Trees, shrubs and woody climbers of Bombay Presidency (2/ed) (1902)”http://www.archive.org/details/TalbotTreesBombay
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1. Trees of Delhi – A field guide by Pradip Krishen (Rs.799)- Dorling Kindersley publication- A very good book for identifying trees all over India (though much more relevant to the members from Delhi) as it gives account of 252 species with 1100 good quality photographs. Kudos to the author- an excellent publication! It is definitely worth having it on your
2. Shrikant Ingalhalikar’s Flowers of Sahyadri, 2001, Corolla Publications, Pune, (Ph. 020- 24351388) printed by Pragati Offset, Hyderabad. The flowers are restricted to the Western Ghats, specifically to Maharashtra. It can also be carried in your daypack.
Concluding Part of Shrikant Ingalhalikar’s Further Flowers of Sahyadri, 2007- Field guide to additional 1200 flowers of North- Western Ghats of India, Price- Rs. 800. Though the field guide is titled as Flowers of Sahyadri, it is useful for most plants of all the regions. Besides it also covers trees found in urban habitats. May be it is the first ever such publication. It has breath- taking photographs! Every species described has beautiful photograph. The design, description, photos and the layout are par excellence!
2B. Forest Flora of the Bombay Presidency and Sind/ W.A. Talbot. Reprint. First published: Poona, Government of Bombay, 1909. 1984, 2 v., 508, 574 p., 541 figs., $63. Reprint of The Flora Of The Presidency Of Bombay 1903-1908 2 Vols. Set by T. Cooke-Publisher: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 1983 (Reprint), Dehradun.
3. Concise flowers of the Himalayas by Oleg Polunin & Adam Stainton (Rs.450)- Oxford
Publication- A very good book for identifying & knowing about the flowers of the Himalayas. It explains about 1002 species of Himalayan flowers with colours photographs & Drawings.
4. Tropical garden plants by Bose, Choudhary and Sharma. Certain names may have changed since but it has 1661 plates of trees, shrubs, climbers, house plants, cacti and succulents. Worth every bit of about Rs 2000/-. It’s one of the best books for the layman, and horticulturist.
5. Common Flowers of India by D.S.Pandey & N.P.Singh by Publications division (Rs. 250) – highlights 150 common plants. I have not gone through the book, though it appears quite good with good quality pictures.
6. The book of Indian Trees by K.C. Sahni- Oxford publication (Rs.275)- Explains 153 Indian species in quite technical way. A difficult read for the beginners, though good for advance readers. It explains species with the help of 70 drawings & 20 colours photographs of about 90 species. It is produced by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in Mumbai.
7. The BNHS has published *Trees of Mumbai*, 2006. Price Rs. 465/-. Sadly, it is not even half as good as Trees of Delhi.
8. Isaac Kehimkar’s book, *Common Indian Wild Flowers*, BNHS, 2000. Price Rs. 375/-. Highly recommended and can be carried in the field.
9. Beautiful trees & shrubs of Kolkata by R.K.Chakraverty & S.K.Jain- published by Botanical Survey of India, Indian Botanical Garden, Howrah- Rs.128 (198 pages)- Very good book for Kolkata members although it is quite useful for others also. Quality of photographs is not upto the mark. However details about Kolkata are very good.
10. *Trees of India*, 1999 by Dr Subhadra Menon & Pallava Bagla. A large book published by Timeless Books, New Delhi. Contains photo descriptions of approx. 80 trees.
11. “The Secret life of Trees” by Colin Tudge, Penguin Books, 2006. It is very interesting and absorbing- more so since the author visited India too.
12. Indian Trees- Dietrich Brandis-1978- antic reference book.
13. Maharashtra flora- 4 volumes- Dr. M.R. Almeida-Good reference book to get species account. It is not a field guide.
14. North East Indian Orchids- Mohan Pradhan- very good book.
15. Some beautiful Indian trees- E. Blatter and Walter Millard- for beginners.
16. Our tree neighbors- Chakravarti. S. Venkatesh- National Council of Educational research and training- OK book with some useful tips.
17. Some beautiful Indian climbers and shrubs- N.L. Bor and Raizada- Many exotics are included in this book.
18. Focus on sacred groves and ethnobotany- Prof.V.D.Vartak- this book deals with conservation of trees in older days.
19. Endemic plants of the Indian region
– M.Ahmeddullah and M.P. Nayar- Botanical survey of India- for further reading it is useful.
20. The private life of plant- David Attenborough- Good to have in collection. Informative.
21. The secret life of plants- Peter Tomkins and Christopher Bird- Informative. Good to have.
22. Freaks and marvels of plants life- M.C.Cook- antic book.
23. Taxanomy of vascular plants- George H.M. Lawrence- Oxford and IBH- Scientific information.
24. Dictionary of Economic plants in India- Umrao Singh, A.M. Wadhwani, B.M.
25. Kolhapur flora, Corbett flora, Tadoba flora, Khandala flora by Botanical Survey of india.
26. Other antic Marathi books (Vanashree Sristi) also have very good information on trees and their properties, uses etc.
27. Flowering Trees by M.S. Randhawa- Nation Book Trust- Rs. 65/- (208 pages)- explains 56 species with the help of plates & figures along with details about which species to be planted in Gardens, villages, Towns, Cities, Avenues, Highways etc.
28. Our Trees by R.P.N. Sinha- Publications Division- Rs.40/- (88 pages).Give account of most common 51 Indian Trees with lot of emphasis on their association with Indian Mythology.
29. A new coffee table book, “Celebration of Indian Trees” by Dr. Ashok Kothari, 2007 has been published by Marg under the aegis of Natural Society of Friends of the Trees. It is a large format book covering approx. 140 species with some full page photographs. The book is very expensive at Rs. 2700 discounted.
30. ‘A Revised Survey of the Forest Types of India’; H.G. Champion and S. K. Seth; Government of India Press, 1968 (Reprinted 2005, Natraj Publishers, Dehradun). This is a classic and an excellent guide to the vegetation and biogeography of plant habitats in India.
31. ‘Forest Flora of the Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur Forest Divisions, United Provinces’; Upendranath Kanjilal & Basant Lal Gupta; Government of India Publications 1928 (Reprinted 200?, Natraj Publishers, Dehradun). Another classic, this is somewhat technical, but excellent for the field identification of plants in Northern India, and especially in the Terai region. Natraj Publishers have recently reprinted the book with some sparse illustrations.
There is another book, which is in the same genre as Upendranath Kanjilal’s book, but on the trees of Southern India. As a very limited number of copies (1000) were printed, it may be difficult to find (I believe I have one of the last copies to be sold.). It is profusely illustrated and an excellent field guide. I hope that there are plans to produce more copies in the near
32. ‘Forest Trees of South India’; S. G. Neginhal, IFS (Retd.), Navbharath Press, Bangalore. 2004.
33. ”Sen’trees’ of Mumbai”, a new coffee table book, rather oddly titled, brought out on the occasion of the sesquicentennial year of Mumbai University and supported by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The full frame photographs do justice to the size and shape of the trees depicted and I am happy that there is fair amount of written information. Price Rs. 2000/- but discounted at Rs.1500 at Strand Book Shop.
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1. Sir J.D. Hooker, C.B, K.C.S.I. (1897) “Flora of British India” International Distributors, Dehra Dun. Vol-1 to Vol-7.
2. Clive Stage, (1997) “New Flora of the British Isles” The press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, New York. Second edition.
3. J.s Gamble, (1986) “Flora of Presidency of Madras” Bishen Singh publishers, Dehra Dun. Vol-1 to Vol-3.
4. Singh, vohra, Hajra, (1997) “Flora of India” Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore. Vol-1 to Vol-5.
5. Cecil.J. Saldanha. (1996), “ Flora of Karnataka” Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi. Vol-2.
6. Dr.S.N.Ramaswamy, Dr. M. Radhakrishna Roa, Dr. D.A.Govindappa (2001) “Flora of Shimoga District, Karnataka” Manasa Gangothri Publishing, Mysore.
7. K.R.Keshava Murthy, S.N. Yoganarasimhan, (1990), “ Flora of Coorg (Kodagu)” Vismat Publishers, Rajaji Nagar B’lore.
8. S.N.Yoganarasimhan, K.Subramanyam & B.A. Razi, (1981) “Flora of Chikmagalur District” International Book Distributors, Dehra Dun.
9. K.Gopalakrishna Bhat, (2003) “Flora of Udupi” Manipal press Limited, Manipal.
10. Cecil.J. Saldanha. H. Nicolson, (1976) “Flora of Hassan District” Amerind Publishing, New Delhi.