Ashok M. Patole


Everyone including the specialist, knows that a good Illustration is far superior and more efficient in recognizing plants
than lengthy descriptions, or even keys. In the recent years there has been growing interest in plant diversity studies in
general and floristic studies in particular Illustrations of plants are as old as human civilization and yet, there is ever
greater need for good Illustration. The present work is a sincere attempt to provide an illustrative key to the genera of
family Anacardiaceae Method includes , field study ,herbarium study & Illustrations based on plant specimens. Besides
the time consuming process of correct identification of plant species can be minimized, if such flora is easily accessible
available at the nearest reference point.

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