CONTENTS:- 1. Ethnobotanical Noah’s Ark. 2. Plant nomenclature: an overview. 3. Plants of Delhi: Scientific Names and their Meaning. 4. Species and Speciation. 5. Modern Tools for identification of Plants. 6. Plant Taxonomy in Plant Genetic Resource Management. 7. Indigenous Knowledge of Plants and Biopiracy in India. 8. Herbaria and Data Information Systems in Plant Taxonomy. 9. Phylogenetic Systematics. 10. Plant Anatomy in Relation to Taxonomy. 11. Chemotaxonomy. 12. Cytotaxonomy and its Evolution of Orchidaceae and Cyperaceae. 13. Palynology: Timeline. 14. Role of Molecular Markers in Evaluation of Plant diversity. 15. E-flora: the Future of Floristic Documentation.
Plant Taxonomy: past, present, and future contains various contributions from stalwarts in the field of plant taxonomy, which focus on different aspects of this field. Each contribution has been written based on thorough research, and includes recent developments such as molecular taxonomy and barcoding. Interesting aspects of naming plants, speciation, molecular aspects of plant identification, and e-flora have been dealt with in an elaborate manner. In addition, a chapter is dedicated to the genesis of botanical names and the meaning of the names of plants found in Delhi.