370 pages | 168 Color Illus.
The book provides data on all the species of the two genera Genera Brachystelma Sims and Ceropegia L. in India for their bioprospection and conservation. The other objectives are to promote the beauty and uniqueness of the species of these two genera and also to provide medicinal and edible uses for bioprospection.
Introduction. Brachystelma – Taxonomy. Traditional uses, pharmacognostic, phytochemical, pharmacological and in vitro propagation studies in Brachystelma species. Ceropegia Taxonomy. Traditional uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Ceropegia species. Propagation and In vitro propagation of Ceropegia species. Molecular Taxonomy of Brachystelma and Ceropegia. Pollination Biology of Ceropegia species. Threats and Conservation. Contributors for the Taxonomy of Indian Brachystelma and Ceropegia.