The Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal is a first attempt to redress the gap in current botanical knowledge of the country, providing basic information on flowering plants of Nepal in a single volume.
The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is more than just a country of mountains. Geographically it is one of the most varied countries in the world, with unique topography and great altitudinal range. It supports a rich diversity of ecosystems from tropical lowland plains and forest to the highest alpine meadows. It boasts around 6,000 species of flowering plants, including a large number of endemic species.
The present Checklist encompasses 6,076 taxa of flowering plants, belonging to 216 families and 1,534 genera. It is comprehensive in its coverage, including currently accepted names, authorities, place of publication, additional literature, life form, distribution and altitude; as well as possible additions to the flora of Nepal, index of synonyms, and index of generic names.
The Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal is available to order from the Botany Department at the Museum.
Under the aegis of the UK Government's Darwin Initiative programme, the Natural History Museum, London and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu worked together to prepare a Nepalese Plant Database (NPD) containing floristic and taxonomic information on the flora of Nepal. This Checklist is one of the major products of the project.