Book>>Trees of Delhi A Field Guide by Pradip Krishen Penguin Books India>> Dorling Kindersley 2006 Concrete jungle is a phrase often used to describe a lot of urban areas. Delhi is no

It's quite well-known that indigenous communities share an intricate relationship with their environments. Their understanding of plants, also called ethnobotanical knowledge, is crucial to the

an endangered medicinal plant has been rediscovered in Arunachal Pradesh after about a century. Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India came upon the Begonia tessaricarpa in the Ligu village

Baobab trees are often cited in the literature as water-storing trees, yet few studies have examined this assumption. We assessed the role of stored water in buffering daily water deficits in two species of baobabs (Adansonia rubrostipa Jum. and H. Perrier and Adansonia za Baill.) in a tropical dry forest in Madagascar. We found no lag in the daily onset of sap flow between the base and the crown of the tree. Some night-time sap flow occurred, but this was more consistent with a pattern of seasonal stem water replenishment than with diurnal usage.

The Great Wall of China, built to hinder marauding tribes, hampers the flow of plant genes too. Members of the same species growing on either side are genetically quite different, indicates a new

A garden for blind persons that explores more than just botanical learning

THE DAPURI DRAWINGS, ALEXANDER GIBSON AND THE BOMBAY BOTANIC GARDENS H J Noltie . Published by Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad in association with the Royal Botanic Garden,

Vanda griffithii, an orchid species that was last spotted in Bhutan in 1843 have been rediscovered by two botanists. Phillip Cribb and Nicholas Pearce of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, the UK,

the beautiful lotus flower is not only a feast for the eyes; scientists have discovered that it has the remarkable ability to regulate its temperature to a constant degree irrespective of external

THE UNAVAILABILITY of green fodder in hill areas in the dry season is a major problem for residents. But botanists A B Bhatt and Neelam Rawat of the H N Bahuguna Garhwal University have conducted a