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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Hugh W. Jarvis [SMTP:hjarvis@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU] Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 11:07 AM To:
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      Another new title. Contact details below. Hugh
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      Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 09:03:27 +0500
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      Subject: A Lexicon of Medicinal Plants in India - One Recent Title

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      Bakshi, Dwijendra Narayan Guha,
      A Lexicon of Medicinal Plants in India / Dwijendra Narayan Guha Bakshi,
      Priyadarshan Sensarma and Dulal Chandra Pal. 1st ed. Calcutta, Naya
      Prokash. 1999. xiv, 552 p. ills. 25 cm.
      Vol. 1. A-C. ISBN: 8185421390 130 (Vol. 1) KK-07930-v.001


      The authors, for the first time, have endeavoured to cover varied
      information - botanical, ecological, chemical and medicinal - about each
      plant species in a single work. The data about each species has been
      schematically presenter documenting, inter alia, Botanical names; Their
      families, common synonayms and chromosome numbers as available; English,
      Sanskrit & vernacular names being user in all the States of the Republic of
      India; Trade names, if any; Traditional uses including ethnic, Ayurvedic,
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      identification; Phenology; Distribution in India and neighbouring countries;
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      species in other countries. The work has been profously illustrated to
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      Dr. Dwijendra Narayan Guha Bakshi joined the Botanical Survey of India (BSI)
      in 1957 and worked there for more than 30 years in different capacities and
      retired as the Deputy Director. Besides Ph D in Botany, he also holds a
      diploma in Applied Librarianship & Information Service and B Lib Sc Degree
      and LI B from Calcutta University.
      Priyadarshan Sensarma, retired Head of the Department of Botany, Bangabashi
      College, Calcutta, has been carrying on research on plant anatomy, plant
      taxonomy, ethnobiology and military history of India since 1995. At present
      he is associated with the G C Bose Biological Research Unit, Bangabashi
      College and the Centre for indigenous Knowledge on Indian Bioresources,
      Dulal Chandra Pal is presently a Senior Scientist of the Botanical Survey of


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