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General, Field Guide
There just aren't any sfield guides specific to the Caucasus, let alone Armenia. What there is comes in European guides and books that might cover the USSR and the Caucacasus. What is needed is a bonafide fieldguide to wildflowers in Armenia. The work has been done, the material written, all that is needed is some publishing support.

You can also try Near East or Turkey in your search, since eh terrain is the same, and species are not necessarily politically divided.

Note: these will not help you identify any specieis endemic to Armenia, but they can help with common or shared terrain species.

Buttler, Karl Peter and Paul Davies. Field Guide to Orchids of Britain and Europe: The Species and Subspecies Growing Wild in Europe, the Near East and North Africa. Rev. English ed. Swindon: Crowood, 1991. 288p. ISBN 1852235918pa.

Delforge, Pierre. Orchids of Britain and Europe. London: HarperCollins, 1995. 480p. (Collins Photo Guide). $29.95. ISBN 0002200244. 375 species; keys; color photos; covers Britain, Europe, North Africa, and the Near East. Originally published in French by Delachaux et Niestle.

Huxley, Anthony Julian. Mountain Flowers in Colour. Rev. ed. London: Blandford, 1973. 428p. (Blandford Colour Series). ISBN 0713706503. 1,200 species illustrated, another 400 mentioned; color and black and white illustrations. Illustrated by Daphne Barry and Mary Grierson.

McClintock, David and Richard Fitter. The Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers. London: Collins, 1972. 340p. [no ISBN] 1,300 species; keys; color illustrations and line drawings. Also published in French as Guide des Plantes et Fleurs.

Moggi, Guido. The Macdonald Encyclopedia of Alpine Flowers. London: Macdonald, 1985. 384p. ISBN 0356105717. 300 species; color photos; arranged alphabetically by genus, so not much use as a field guide but a good source for illustrations. Also published in Spanish by Grijalbo.

Polunin, Oleg. Flowers of Europe: A Field Guide. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969. 662p. $65.00. ISBN 0192176218. 2,800 species; keys; line drawings, some color photos; index of common names in English, French, German, Italian. Large for a field guide; see Concise Flowers of Europe for a more portable version. Illustrated by Barbara Everard.

Flora of Turkey & the East Aegean Islands Vol.8 (Bulbs)

Knystautas A. The Natural History of the USSR, London: Century, 1987. A more advanced account of the natural history of the whole area than John Massey Stewart's and John Spark's books; arranged by major vegetation zones, with colour photographs and species lists for each zone.

Knystautas A., Januskis V. Nature of the Soviet Union: Landscape, Flora & Fauna (in English, Lithuanian, Russian). Vilnius: Mosklas, 1987.

Komarov V.L. Flora of the USSR (vols.1-30), Jerusalem: IPST (early volumes); and Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, and Koenigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books (for later volumes), 1968-1994. Translation of Flora SSSR, 1934-64.

Sakhokia M.F. Botanical Excursions over Georgia, vol.I, Tbilisi: Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR, 1961. Transl.from Russian.

Solomeshch A. et al. Red Data Book of Plant Communities in the Former USSR, Lancaster: Unit of Vegetation Science of Lancaster University, 1997. Prepared by 7 Russian specialists at Ufa, Tolyatti and Novosibirsk, and John Rodwell at Lancaster. Supported by the UK Darwin Initiative. Available from Unit of Vegetation Science, Lancaster Univ., Lancaster LA1 4YQ. Tel.: 01524 594504.

Stewart John Massey The Nature of Russia, London: Boxtree, in association with Anglia Television, 1992. The best general introduction to the subject, with chapters on tundra, taiga, steppe, the Caucasus, Volga Delta, Kamchatka, and Sikhote-Alin; beautiful photographs. This is a good introduction to the main ecosystems, their natural history, native peoples and environmental problems.

Sukachev V.N. (ed.) Studies on the Flora and Vegetation of High Mountain Areas, Jerusalem: IPST, 1965. Transl. of Materialy po izucheniyu flory i rastitel'nosti vysokogoriy, 1960.

 

Scientific:

Beech forests of Armenia Yaroshenko, GD 1962. Yerevan, 225x150, In Russian. Hdb, 178pp.

Fungal parasites of plants in the botanical gardens of SSR Armenia Simonian, SS 1965. Yerevan, 220x145, In Russian. Ppb, 160pp.

A brief identification book of the trees and shrubs of SSR Armenia Sosnovsky, DI\Makhatadze, LB 1950. Yerevan, 250x168, indexes 2, In Russian and Armenian. Ppb, 103pp.

Mushrooms of SSR Armenia (Heteromycetes and Agaricales), Abstr PhD Thesis Melik-Khachatrian, JG 1971. Yerevan, 215x140, tables 2, In Russian. Ppb, 58pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, No. 10, ISSN 0234-5773 Barsegian, AM( ED) 1987. Yerevan, 260x170, a collection of scientific papers, b/w graphs, tables, In Russian, contents in English. Ppb, 192pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, No. 6, (A collection of scientific papers) Kazarian, VO( ED) 1975. Yerevan, 260x169, b/w graphs, tables, In Russian. Ppb, 162pp.

Mycoflora of the botanical gardens and arboreal parks of SSR Armenia Simonian, SA 1981. Yerevan, 260x170, with numerous tables abd b/w graphs. Cover a bit damaged, In Russian. Ppb, 233pp.

Water-bog vegetation of SSR Armenia Barsegian, AM 1990. Yerevan, 205x150, maps 12, tables 30, b/w figs 63, In Russian. Hdb, 353pp.

The Lake Sevan (Gokcha) Basin. Scientific results of the 1927 expedition Levinson-Lessing, FY( ED) 1929. Leningrad, 250x175, numerous b/w and color maps and graphs, In Russian, title in French, summaries in English. Hdb, 529pp.

Zooplankton of the lakes, pools and reservoirs of Armenia Meshkova, TM 1968. Yerevan, 215x145, b/w plates 4, b/w figs 13, tables 22, In Russian. Ppb, 108pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, No. 11, ISSN 0234-5773 Barsegian, AM( ED) 1988. Yerevan, 260x170, A collection of scientific papers, tables, b/w graphs, In Russian, contents in English. Ppb, 174pp.

Agaricales (mushrooms), Mycoflora of SSR Armenia, Vol. 5 Melik-Khachatrian, JG 1980. Yerevan, 220x150, b/w plates 10, index, In Russian. Hdb, 543pp.

The Lake Sevan (Gokcha) Basin, Vol. 3, No. 1 Levinson-Lessing, FY( ED) 1930. Leningrad, 250x170, maps 4, plates 2, In Russian, title in French, summaries in English. Hdb, 106pp.

Vegetation of SSR Armenia and its medical resources, Proceedings of the Botanical Institute of SSR Armenia Academy of Sciences, Vol. 17 Kazarian, VO( ED) 1971. Yerevan, 250x170, b/w photo plates12, b/w figs, tables, In Russian. Hdb, 154pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, A collection of scientific papers. Issue 7 Barsegian, AM( ED) 1981. Yerevan, 260x167, tables, b/w graphs, In Russian. Ppb, 132pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, A collection of scientific papers. Issue 8 Barsegian, AM( ED) 1981. Yerevan, 260x170, tables, b/w graphs, In Russian. Ppb, 199pp.

Paeoniaceae to Salicaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 5 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1966. Yerevan, 268x173, 167 b/w plates, 3 indexes, In Russian. Hdb, 383pp.

Ericaceae to Elaeagnaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 6 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1973. Yerevan, 266x180, 209 b/w plates, 3 indexes, In Russian. Hdb, 485pp.

Verbenaceae to Lentibulariaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 8 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1987. Yerevan, 268x175, 164 b/w plates, 3 indexes, In Russian. Hdb, 419pp.

Oleaceae to Boraginaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 7 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1980. Yerevan, 265x178, 123 b/w plates, 3 indexes, In Russian. Hdb, 292pp.

Vegetation of SSR Armenia Magakian, AK 1941. Moscow & Leningrad, 255x170, 47 b/w photos, 1 tab, 1 map, In Russian. Ppb, 276pp.

Medicinal resources in the flora of Armenia, Vol. 2 Zolotnitskaya, SY 1965. Yerevan, 225x155, 1 map, 9 tabs, 29 b/w figs, index, In Russian. Hdb, 372pp.

Flora, vegetation and plant resources of SSR Armenia, No. 9, (A collection of scientific papers) Barsegian, AM 1985. Yerevan, 260x168, b/w graphs, tabs, In Russian, contents in English. Ppb, 179pp.

Soils of SSR Armenia (brief characteristics) Edilian, RA\et al( ED) 1976. Yerevan, 207x148, b/w graphs, 119 tabs, In Russian. Hdb, 383pp.

An atlas of, and a guide to, the seeds of medicinal plants Zolotnitskaya, SY\Avakian, AA 1950. Yerevan, 290x215, 145 b/w figs, 2 indexes, In Russian. Ppb, 114pp.

Nature and fauna of Khosrov Geilikman, BO\Airumian, KA 1959. Erevan, 205x135, 34 b/w photos, map, In Russian. Hdb, 84pp.

Portulacaceae to Plumbaginaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 2 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1956. Yerevan, 265x175, 159 plates of b/w figs, index, In Russian. Hdb, 521pp.

Platanaceae to Crassulaceae, Flora of Armenia, Vol. 3 Takhtajan, AL( ED) 1958. Yerevan, 265x175, 108 plates of b/w figs, index, In Russian. Hdb, 388pp.

To Find and Order books try these (Amazon.com is not an option for flora!)

Pensoft
NHBS
UIUC library catalogue

Sites

Armenian Botanical Society, the place to go for advice, guides and to learn more about Armenia's remarkable biodiversity. It is housed in te Botanical Gardens, ABS, Institute of Botany, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Avan 375063, Yerevan, Armenia. Tel. (3741) 61 42 41 E-mails: root@ktg.arminco.com, botany@freenet.am

UNEP Report on Biodiversity in Armenia, Armenia boasts an extremely rich variety of both biodiversity and landscapes, reflecting the variety in geology and altitudes found within the country. Thorough report with facts and figures and maps you won;t want to explore the country without.

Armenia Tree Project, The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was founded in 1994 to advance Armenia's economic and social development by mobilizing resources outside the country to fund reforestation. ATP's goal is to assist the Armenian people in using trees to improve their standard of living and protect the global environment. In these efforts, we are guided by the need to promote self sufficiency, aid those with fewest resources first, and preserve the native ecosystem.

People / Guides

Armenian Botanical Society, the place to go for advice, guides and to learn more about Armenia's remarkable biodiversity. It is housed in te Botanical Gardens, ABS, Institute of Botany, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Avan 375063, Yerevan, Armenia. Tel. (3741) 61 42 41 E-mails: root@ktg.arminco.com, botany@freenet.am

Nora Gabrillian, Ori Fragman for Botanical TOurs: Nora's e-mail is botany@freenet.am. She normally is out of the country from December - March of each year. Contact Ori Fragman at ofragman@about.com.

DenaLine, Flora and Fauna tours, study visits, excellent to combine with cultural, traditional tours.

 




LINKS

Images (photos by Tigran Nazarian)
Armenian Botanical Society

EcoCenter
Large Flowered Poppies
Ecotourism.com (currently down, but try in case)
Armenian Flora/Fauna Stamps
Article on Armenia's Flora (Russian)

Climate Change Info Center-Armenia
Dept. of Envirnomental Science (courses)
Armenia Tree Project
Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

INDIVIDUAL REPORTS
Threatened Species in Armenia
State of Environment Report 2000 (UN)


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