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Rhododendrons in India

Author : Addala Rama Krishna Sastry
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The genus Rhododendron is acclaimed in horticulture for its most elegant, bell-shaped flowers of varied colours. In India, Rhododendron species are found in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh and in the forested mountain tracts of N.E. Indian States. The interest in the Himalayan Rhododendrons began with the discovery of the red flowered R. arboreum in Kashmir in the year 1796 and introduction of its seeds into the English gardens in 1827. J.D. Hooker's travels in Sikkim between 1848-1850 revealed the hidden rhododendron treasure. Following this, series of botanical explorations were undertaken in the Eastern Himalayan region by noted botanists and plant collectors from England bringing forth the richness and species diversity of the genus. Himalayan Rhododendrons have contributed a great deal in developing many horticulturally appealing clones and have ensured their importance in a multi-million dollar horticulture trade in the West at par with roses and orchids. In India, the species in the Western Himalaya and Sikkim are better known, while the species that inhabit the densely forested inaccessible mountains in Arunachal Pradesh and other N.E. Indian states largely remained less known or even unknown. Thus there has been no comprehensive account of all the species of the genus in the country leaving a wide gap to know the Indian rhododendrons wholly and from a single source. Hence this book. The book provides detailed taxonomic treatment of the genus in India with workable keys to the subgenera, different sections, sub-sections, species and sub-specific taxa with botanical descriptions. Colour photographs for many species, line drawings for about 20 species, distribution maps for all the species are provided to enhance the scientific value of this book as a Reference Manual for the use of botanists, teachers, students, foresters, nature lovers and conservationists. In short this book is the need of the hour for planning appropriate scientific conversation measures to safeguard the rhododendron species and their sites from further destruction, depletion and possible extinction.

The Rhododendrons of Nepal

Author : René de Milleville
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A comprehensive guide to Nepal's national flower, with chapters on its characteristics, preferred climate, the different types and their names found in Nepal, mean altitude per species and mean altitude of blooming by month. It includes a species by species list providing information including name, distribution, preferred terrain and flower.

Introduction to Rhododendrons Growing Rhododendrons in your Garden

Author : Dueep Jyot Singh
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Table of Contents Introduction to Rhododendrons Introduction Knowing More about Azaleas Ghent Azaleas Cultivation of Rhododendrons Soil for Your Rhododendrons Shade and Shelter for Your Rhododendrons Effect of Wind and Sun So How Do You Get the Best Shade for Your Rhododendrons? Shade Plants to Avoid Best Sheltering Plants Pests and Diseases Rhododendron Types and Hybrids Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment you hear the word “rhododendron”, you immediately think that the name sounds familiar, especially in gardening circles. But it is surprising to know that even though most gardeners are familiar with the term “rhododendrons”, and many of us are going to recognize a flower of this genus, when he received, comparatively few people realize the possibilities and scope of this genus in its magnificence and potential. The whole genus includes the original varieties and different species, as well as hybrids. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew about the value of these pretty flowering trees, and they gave this genus its name that has come down the centuries – Rhodon for Rose, and “dendron” for tree. But even though this genus may be called Rhododendron, you are going to find very few tree species here. More than 1000 woody plants make up this family. They are either deciduous, or evergreen. They are supposedly native to the Himalayan regions of Asia and major portion of China and Myanmar but they are still widespread all over the Appalachian Mountains and oak – heath forests in North America. That is the reason why a number of States have rhododendrons, as their state flowers. These include West Virginia in the US as well as Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir in India. Rhododendrons are also Nepal’s national flower where they are called “Lali Guransh.” Rhododendron macrophyllum is Washington’s state flower. It is commonly known as the Pacific Rhododendron.

Flowering Shrubs in India

Author : S. L. JINDAL
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An illustrated book on shrubs.

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants

Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
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"Following on the successes of two previous dictionary projects, the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically important plants.... He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold." —From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University and Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts The CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology provides the starting point for better access to data on plants used around the world in medicine, food, and cultural practices. The material found in the five volumes has been painstakingly gathered from papers of general interest, reports and records, taxonomic revisions, field studies, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It includes sources available at various natural history libraries, floras and standard flora works, local floras and local histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Much more than a dictionary, the book provides the names of thousands of genera and species of economically important plants, concise summaries of plant properties, and appropriate observations about medicinal uses. Drawing from a tremendous range of primary and secondary sources, it is an indispensable time-saving guide for all those involved with botany, herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and natural product chemistry, and agriculture.

Sikkim Himalayan Rhododendrons

Author : Udai C. Pradhan
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Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India Angiosperms selected groups economic and ethnobotany

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The Silva of North America

Author : Charles Sprague Sargent
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Plant Inventory

Author : United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division
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Flowerevolution

Author : Katie Hess
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"Explore the vast and beautiful world of flowers and learn how flower elixirs can be used to help us bring nature back into our everyday modern lifestyles. Packed with information, stories, reflections, and rituals, this interactive book is designed to open up readers to a fresh new world of magic and possibility. Flowerevolution reveals the secret healing powers of flowers, including ancient and modern methods for harnessing their unique qualities, like flower rituals, flower baths, and special applications for flower elixirs"--

Plant Inventory

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The Rhododendron Year Book

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Rhododendrons of North East India

Author : Ashiho Asosii Mao
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Fungi on Rhododendron

Author : David F. Farr
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The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book

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The Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia

Author : Edward Balfour
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Rhododendrons Azaleas

Author : William Watson
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Rhododendron of Nort East India

Author : Ashiho Asosii Mao
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Flowering Shrubs in India

Author : S. L. Jindal
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Rhododendron

Author : Richard Milne
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Has ever a plant inspired such love and such hatred as the rhododendron? Its beauty is inarguable; it can clothe whole hillsides and gardens with a blanket of vibrant color. The rhododendron has a propensity towards sexual infidelity, making it very popular with horticultural breeding programs. And it can also be used as an herbal remedy for an astonishing range of ailments. But there is a darker side to these gorgeous flowers. Daphne du Maurier used the red rhododendron as a symbol of blood in her best-selling novel Rebecca, and numerous Chinese folktales link the plant with tragedy and death. It can poison livestock and intoxicate humans, and its narcotic honey has been used as a weapon of war. Rhododendron ponticum has run riot across the British countryside, but the full story of this implacable invader contains many fascinating surprises. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Richard Milne explores the many ways in which the rhododendron has influenced human societies, relating this to the extraordinary story of the plant’s evolution. Over one thousand species of the plant exist, ranging from rugged trees on Himalayan slopes to rock-hugging alpines, and delicate plants perched on rainforest branches. Milne relays tales of mythical figures, intrepid collectors, and eccentric plant breeders. However much you may think you know about the rhododendron, this charming book will offer something new.