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. It is hoped that, this edited book will fulfil a long felt need for a concise and an up-to-date reference book on wild ornamental plants of India. 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.
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Foreword v Preface vii 1. Wild Flowers and Native Ornamental Plants of India: An Overview J.S. Khuraijam 1 2. Wild Ornamentals: Their Scope and Issues in Community Development in Northeast India 9 3. Ornamental Potential Wild Plant Resources of Manipur, India 33 4. Wild Ornamental Species of Dendrobium SW. (Orchidaceae) in Manipur, India: Documentation, Cultivation and their Prospects in Horticulture 55 5. Wild Plants of Assam with Ornamental Value 75 6. Wild Ornamental Plants of Meghalaya, Northeast India 83 7. Some Himalayan Wild Flowers with Floriculture Potential 105 8. Wild Ornamental Useful Orchids of Eastern Ghats, India 123 9. Wild Ornamental Plants in Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve of Eastern Ghats, India 139 10. Potential of Endemic Succulents of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, Part of South Western Ghats as Ornamentals 167 11. Wild Ornamental Plants of Coastal Karnataka 183 12. Wild Ornamental Plants of Gurez Valley, Kashmir Himalaya, India: A Study to Explore and Document the Traditional Medicinal Knowledge of the Area 205 13. Some Wild Ornamental Angiosperms of Bhaderwah Valley in NW Himalaya: Potential Candidates for Plant Geneticist and Breeders 249 14. Wild Ornamental Lycophytes & Ferns of India 267 15. Orchids of India: The Silent Treasure Distribution, Utilization and Conservation 277 16. Potentials of Some Wild Medicinal Plants Used by the Ethnic People of Manipur as Ornamental Plants 293
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.