Edible Wild Plants of the Himalayas

by R R Fernandez, Rattan Lall Badhwar

ISBN: 9789383129898
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 17995.00
Biblio : xxvii+579p., col. plts., figs., tabls., ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Rattan Lall Badhwar formerly Director, Biological Research Institute and College, Dehradun.<br/> <BR> Robert Richard Fernandez, Ex Senior Officer, minor Forest Products Branch, Forest Research Institute and College, Dehradun.

About The Book

The Authors produced this work in 1964 in the aftermath of the 1962 Operations as a gift to the Army. It was designed as an aid to training troops for survival when operating in small parties in otherwise remote, inaccessible areas. The Book was thus pitched at the level of those who may not have been initiated in the formal study of plant life and has, therefore, been structured to make it usable by them. The ‘Introduction’ explains in ordinary terms the various aspects of a plant that aid identification. Index to local names, english names relates comprehensively to the various local names and dialects by which the plants maybe known in the diverse areas in the Himalayas. Recognizing its usefulness, the Army initially published it as a General Staff Training Publication. Conditions have since then significantly changed and the Army has now allowed it for wider usage. The Book will amply serve the purpose of mountain and jungle lovers, hikers, trekkers, explorers and holiday makers to take an informed and rewarding interest in the environment and the bounties of nature that so amply endow such areas.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Family I-RANUNCULACEAE (Chambal and Kalonji Kul; Buttercup or Crowfoot Family); Family II-DILLENIACEAE (Chalta Kul; Dillenia Family); Family III-MAGNOLIACEAE (Champa Kul; Magnolia Family); Family IV-ANNONACEAE (Sitaphal Kul; Custard-apple Family); Family V-MENISPERMACEAE (Giloe and Kakmari Kul; Moonseed Family); Family VI-BERBERIDACEAE (Chitra or Daruhaldi Kul; Barberry Family); Family VII-NYMPHAEACEAE (Kamal Kul; Water-lily or Lotus Family); Family VIII-CRUCIFERAE (Brassicaceae) (Rai and Sarson Kul; Mustard Family); Family IX-CAPPARACEAE (Karir Kul; Caper Family); Family X-FLACOURTIACEAE (Paniamalak and Chaulmoogra Kul; Flacourtia and Chaulmoogra Family); Family XI-CARYOPHYLLACEAE (Panchnakhar Kul; Pink and Carnation Family); Family XII-PORTULACACEAE (Kulfa Kul; Purslane Family); Family XIII-GUTTIFERAE (Clusiaceae) (Nagkesar and Kokam Kul; Gamboge and Mangosteen Family); Family XIV-THEACEAE (Chae Kul; Tea Family); Family XV-DIPTEROCARPACEAE (Gurjun and Sal Kul; Dammar Family); Family XVI-MALVACEAE (Sonchal and Bhindi Kul; Mallow Family); Family XVII-BOMBACACEAE (Semul Kul; Kapok Family); Family XVIII-STERCULIACEAE (Karaya and Chocolate Kul; Sterculia and Cocoa Family); Family XIX-TILIACEAE (Patsan and Phalsa Kul; Linden and Jute Family); Family XX-ELAEOCARPACEAE (Rudraksha Kul); Family XXI-ZYGOPHYLLACEAE (Alethi and Gokhru Kul; Bean-caper or Guaiacum Family); Family XXII-OXALIDACEAE (Ambuti Kul; Wood-Sorrel Family); Family XXIII-BALSAMINACEAE (Gul-mehndi Kul; Balsam Family); Family XXIV-RUTACEAE (Sadab or Nimbu Kul; Rue Family); Family XXV-SIMAROUBACEAE (Dev-nimb or Maharukh Kul; Quassia and Ailanthus Family); Family XXVI-BURSERACEAE (Chitrika and Salai Kul; Balsam or Torchwood Family); Family XXVII-MELIACEAE (Bakain and Neem Kul; Neem and Mahogany Family); Family XXVIII-OLACACEAE (Dheniani Kul; Olax Family); Family XXIX-ICACINACEAE (Puvanna Kul; Mappia Family); Family XXX-CELASTRACEAE (Malkangni Kul; Staff-tree Family); Family XXXI-RHAMNACEAE (Rakt-rohid and Ber Kul; Buckthorn Family); Family XXXII-VITACEAE (Ampelidaceae) (Angur or Drakhsha Kul; Vine Family); Family XXXIII-STAPHYLEACEAE (Nag-daun Kul; Bladdernut Family); Family XXXIV-ACERACEAE (Kabashi Kul; Maple Family); Family XXXV-SAPINDACEAE (Ritha Kul; Soap-nut Family); Family XXXVI-SABIACEAE (Lahari Kul; Sabia Family); Family XXXVII-ANACARDIACEAE (Kaju and Aam Kul; Cashew-nut Family); Family XXXVIII-CONNARACEAE (Sundar Kul); Family XXXIX-PAPILIONACEAE (Dal or Phali Kul; Pulse or Bean Family); Family XL-CAESALPINIACEAE (Imli and Latakaranj Kul; Cassia and Caesalpinia Family); Family XLI-MIMOSACEAE (Lajjalu and Babul Kul; Mimosa and Acacia Family); Family XLII-ROSACEAE (Gulab Kul; Rose Family); Family XLIII-SAXIFRAGACEAE (Pashanbheda Kul; Saxifrage Family); Family XLIV-CRASSULACEAE (Hemasagara Kul; Orpine and Houseleek Family); Family XLV-HAMAMELIDACEAE (Jutili or Killar Kul; Witch-hazel Family); Family XLVI-COMBRETACEAE (Roel and Harar Kul; Combretum and Myrobalan Family); Family