Arunachal Pradesh regional centre, Itanagar

Established on 8th August 1977 at Itanagar. In the year 1984-85, 124 acres of land was acquired at Sankie View, Itanagar where the present office-cum-Herbarium building and Experimental Garden as well as Residential complex have come up. The Field station was established with the aim to explore and document the plant wealth of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh, the land of Rising Sun, is the extremity of the Indian Union in the North-Eastern Region. The varied climate, altitude has influenced rich and diversified vegetation. Its verdant rain forests and representation of many primitive flowering plants, uniqueness of the flora makes it an interesting botanical provinces, which harbours c. 5000 spp. of flowering plants. The Circle has the functional units like Herbarium, Library and Experimental Garden to undertake various research activities.
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The Museum has photographic exhibits of vegetation type and other important plants.

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The Field Station has a library for ready references with the present holding of 999 Books and 725 issues of various Journals dealing with different aspects of Plant Taxonomy and Floristics, Ecology, Phyto-geography, Cytology, Environment and Conservation etc. The library holds some of the significant and classical publication such as :

  • Ames’ Studies in the Family Orchidaceae
  • Baker and Brink’s Flora of Java
  • Bentham and Hooker's GenereaPlantarum
  • Blatter's Flora of Arabica
  • Ching'sIconesFilicumSinicarum
  • Christensen's Index Filicum
  • De Candolle's ProdromusSystematisNaturalisRegniVegitabilis
  • Engler's Syllabus Der Pflanzenfamilien
  • Forbes and Hemsley's Enumeration of Plants of China
  • Gangulee's Mosses of Eastern India and adjacent Regions
  • Griffith's IconesPlantarumAsiaticarum
  • Griffith's Notulae Ad PlantusAsiaticus
  • Hooker and Baker's Synopsis Filicum
  • Hooker's Flora British India
  • Hutchinson's The Family of Flowering Plants
  • Kanjilal's Flora of Assam
  • King and Pantling's The Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya
  • Kurz's Forest Flora of British Burma
  • Linnaeus' Species Plantarum
  • Rabenhorst'sKryptogamen Flora Die LaumooseEuropas
  • Sargent's Plantae Wilsonianae
  • Stafleu and Cowon's Taxonomic Literature
  • Takhtajan's An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
  • Takhtajan's The Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants
  • Trimen's Flora of Ceylon
  • Van Der Wijk's Index Muscorum
  • Van Steeni's Flora of Malesiana
  • Wallich's Plantae AsiaticaeRariores
  • Wallich'sTentamen Flora Nepalensis
  • Wight's IconesPlantarumIndiaeOrientalis

Apart from these Raj Bhasha section of the Field Station has some books on different topics numbering 100.

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