This easy-to-use identification guide to the 196 native and introduced species of tree, shrub and palm most commonly seen in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from India’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features, habitats and medicinal or horticultural uses. The user-friendly introduction covers the cultural significance of trees, shrubs and palms, plant habitats, plant identification and the sacred groves of India.
Pradeep Sachdeva is an eminent architect. He specialises in landscape projects indulging his passion for trees, which he has extensively researched and photographed. His colleague, Vidya Tongbram is an enthusiastic tree-spotter and photographer.