Flora of Nepal Vol. 3
Nepal is a country of rich biodiversity, with habitats ranging from tropical jungles to the icy peaks of the world's highest mountains. Centred in a global biodiversity hotspot, and hope to a third of all Himalayan species, Nepal's ecosystems are crucial to life across Asia. The Flora of Nepal is the first comprehensive record of this diversity.
Volume 3 is the first of 10 volumes and documents 600 species in 21 families including the Rosaceae with ecologically and horticulturally important genera such as Malus, Potentilla, Rosa and Sorbus; the Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) including crop plants, alpines and important ruderal weeds; and the Papaveraceae including Meconopsis, the iconic Himalayan blue poppies.
Nepal: an introduction to the natural history, ecology and human environment of the Himalayas, the companion volume to the Flora, is also available.
Edited by Mark F. Watson, Shinobu Akiyama, Hiroshi Ikeda, Colin A. Pendry, Keshab R. Rajbhandari and Krishna K. Shrestha
Published: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2011
Pages: 425 with Line Drawings
Size: 28.6 x 22cm