Check List 17(1): 69-93, doi: 10.15560/17.1.69
Diversity and distribution of palms (Arecaceae) in Assam, India
expand article infoSelim Mehmud, Himu Roy
‡ Department of Botany, Cotton University, Guwahati, India
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We present new information on the diversity and distribution of palms, family Arecaceae, in Assam state, India. The family is represented in the state by 44 species belonging to 19 genera. Our study is based on surveys, a literature review, and a herbarium examination. Identification keys to genera and species, diagnostic characters, vernacular names, and updated information on the distribution, flowering, and fruiting of both wild and cultivated palm species occurring in Assam are provided.

Barak Valley, Brahmaputra Valley, documentation, identification, Monocot, Palmae