2006 416 pages (K325)
The main plant species from the forest areas of the Kotagiri and Coonoor region are included. These forests range from the dry deciduous to evergreen types, found both as extensive tracts and in small fragmented areas. Together, they form part of the Eastern Slopes of the Nilgiris Mountains and the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This beautiful guide is illustrated with both photographs and illustrations by L Balasubramaniam, a local Kurumba person, which together provide an excellent publication enabling identification of plants, and giving their Kurumba, Irula and other Adivasi names, as well as English and Latin. Adivasi people use the vegetative features of a plant, especially the bark and leaves for identification. This book therefore attempts to focus on ‘all-season’ plant features, and builds on crucial linkages between plants and habitat. The guide is organised in three parts: trees; climbers and lianas; and shrubs, herbs and grasses, with colour coding for easy reference.
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