From the foreword: India, being a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity has developed a network of 102 National Parks, 515 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 18 Biosphere Reserves covering about 5% of its total land area. Sri Venkateswara National Park (SVNP) located in one of the microcentres of endemism (Tirupati-Cuddapah-Nallamalais) of the Eastern Ghats is represented by many flagship species such as Boswellia ovalifoliolata, Cycas beddomei, pterocarpus santalinus Syzygium alternifolium, etc. A complete inventory of the plant diversity of Sri Venkateswara National Park will definitely help in sustainable utilization of its biological resources and planning and implementation of conservation strategies. The book enumerates 1030 taxa belonging to 551 genera in 132 families suitably supported by 35 illustrations and 20 plates. The endemic, rare and otherwise interesting plants along with wild edible plants, fodder plants and medicinal plants of the National Park have also been documented.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Study area. 3. Review of literature. 4. Methodology. 5. Vegetation. 6. Floristic analysis. 7. Endemism. 8. Conservation and management strategies. 9. Systematic treatment. 10. Selected bibliography. Index to scientific names Index.