Fascicles of Flora of India. The first fascicle of this new Flora of India was issued by the Botanical Survey of India in 1978. It contains the treatment of Coriariaceae (2 sp.) and Paeoniaceae (1 sp.), both by Dr. M.A. Rau, in all 8 printed pages, each family illustrated by one full-page plate. The treatment is the usual one in a Flora, with descriptions and keys, synonymy etc., in a concise form, the descriptions occupying 6-9 lines of print. Headings under each species are: citation of the type, flowering and fruiting months, distribution, uses, chromosome numbers, and notes. There is a lamentable lack of any entry on ecology (except altitude and flowering & fruiting time).