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Floristic and Taxonomic studies

  • The taxonomic studies so far conducted by the Survey for the preparation of National/State/District Floras, fragile ecosystems and revisionary studies on families/genera/tribes have resulted in the discovery of about 1500 taxa new to India and about 700 taxa new to science, including 26 new genera, such as Seshagiria, Amischophacelus, Janakia, Pauella, Jainia, Nicobariodendron, Santapaua, Awasthiella, Kanjaraum, Chandrasekharania, Aenhenrya, Brachycaulos, Silentvalleya, Kunstleria, Indotristicha, Kurziodendron, etc.
  • While the taxonomic account of more than 100 families (out of about 300 currently known to occur in India) for the flora of India has been completed, the account of over 86 families have been published in Flora of India Vols. 1 – 5, 12 and 13, whereas about 3 families constituting Flora of India vols. 6 – 7 and are under process of publication. Revisionary studies completed on 45 families (some partly) for Flora of India have been published in the form of Fascicles (1 – 24).
  • The State Flora Analysis of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh have been completed and published whereas, the State Flora of Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab have been published while those of Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and West Bengal have been partly published and that of Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir are currently under publication. The Survey has also published a large number of District Floras.
  • As regards the non-flowering plants particularly the Cryptogams, Botanical Survey has made significant contributions towards the study of Bryophytes, especially the order: Hypnobyales, suborder Leskeineae of the Himalayas, Notothylaceae of Indian liverworts of Himalayan region; Pteridophytes; Fungi- order: Aphyllophorales; Red Algae and Lichen Flora of Eastern Himalaya.

Last Updated : 09/07/2020