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Taxonomical Aids _Flora, Manual, Monograph And Catalogues


Flora - Definition:

  • Flora is a taxonomical aid which maintains an account of exact habitat and distribution of plants of the particular given area.
  • Flora helps in the correct identification of plants.
  • Example - Flora of Delhi written by J.K Maheshwari, Flowers of the Himalaya by Polunin Oleg (Author), Stainton Adam (Author) etc.

Manual - Definition:

  • Manuals are the taxonomic aid which maintains the information for identification of names of species found in an area.

Monograph - Definition:

  • Monograph is a taxonomic aid which provides a comprehensive systematic study of a particular taxonomic group.

Catalogue - Definition:

  • Catalogues are the books or register containing the list (arranged in a particular order, generally alphabetically) of all species found in a particular place or area.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

Q1. Differentiate between Flora and Manual
Ans.

Flora Manual
Flora is a taxonomical aid which maintains an account of exact habitat and distribution of plants of the particular given area. Manuals are the taxonomic aid which maintains the information for identification of names of species found in an area.


Q2. What is a Monograph ?
Ans.

  • Taxonomic monograph provides descriptions and characteristics of a specific taxonomic group.
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