The flora of Eastern Karnataka, an island plateau covering an area of about 90,000 sq.kms. have not so far been adequately explored. The present work (in two vols.) which fills the void is a systematic survey of the flora of this distinct phyto-geographical region. Based on extensive field study which involved the collection of almost 20,000 specimens, it accounts for a total of 1,421 taxa of angiosperms belong to 140 families, besides nearly a dozen of ferns and fern-allies. The book is of special value to botanists, foresters, ecologists, plant breeders, conservationists and practitioners of herbal medicine.