Book ID: 105924
Volume 48:2: Asteraceae II: Saussurea. 2016. 96 line - drawings. 234 dot maps. IX,340 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. - In English.
Volume 48 part 2 of the Flora of Pan-Himalaya is the second in the series of 50 volumes, divided into about 80 separate parts. It includes only the genus Saussurea of the Asteraceae family(which is the largest family in the pan-Himalaya),with 235 species,149 of which(63.4%) are endemic to the Pam-Himalaya.Saussurea is a notoriously difficult, largely Asiatic, genus with often indistinct species boundaries. Many new species of Saussurea were described in the course of preparing this account, And possibly more new species remain to be discovered. Many species placed by Lipschitz in Saussurea, which are now thoughtto belong to other genera Aucklandia,Frolovia,Himalaiella and Shangwua, are excluded from this treatment and can be found under the respective segregate genera.