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Flora of Nepal


The Flora of Nepal is the first comprehensive record of all the vascular plants of Nepal. It includes keys and descriptions to assist identification, distribution maps to assess rarity and geographic spread, authoritative scientific names to promote communication, synonyms, to help interpret previous works and supplementary information such as ecology, phenology, ethnobotanical uses and discussion on taxonomic issues. These provide the baseline data needed for environmental studies, climate change modeling, biodiversity inventories, conservation planning and the sustainable use of natural resources.


Flora of Nepal will be published in ten volumes. 

Volume 1

Introduction: Pteridophytes & Gymnosperms

Volume 2

Saururaceae to Menispermaceae
(Moraceae, Urticaceae, Polygonaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Ranunculaceae)

Volume 3

Magnoliaceae to Rosaceae
(Lauraceae, Papaveraceae, Cruciferae, Crassulaceae, Saxifragaceae) 

Volume 4

Leguminosae to Sapindaceae

(Rutaceae, Euphorbiaceae)

Volume 5

Sabiaceae to Toricelliaceae

(Balsaminaceae, Malvaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Umbelliferae)

Volume 6

Diapensiaceae to Hydrophyllaceae

(Ericaceae, Primulaceae, Gentianaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae)

Volume 7

Boraginaceae to Carlemmaniaceae

(Verbenaceae, Labiatae, Scrophulariaceae, Gesneriaceae, Acanthaceae)

Volume 8

Rubiaceae to Compositae

(Caprifoliaceae, Campanulaceae)

Volume 9

Alismataceae to Gramineae

(Cyperaceae, Juncaceae)

Volume 10a and  10b

Acoraceae to Orchidaceae

(Araceae, Liliaceae, Ruscaceae, Commelinaceae, Zingiberaceae)

Progress of Flora of Nepal till date

Volume 3

Magnoliaceae to Rosaceae (Already Published in 2011)
(Lauraceae, Papaveraceae, Cruciferae, Crassulaceae, Saxifragaceae)




Subhash Khatri
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