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Contributor guidelines

15.1 Distribution of each species and infraspecific taxon within Nepal is indicated by a small distribution map, in which each District where it occurs is shaded. Occurrence of each taxon must therefore be recorded to at least the district level as given in Appendix 1 (see Voucher specimens).
15.2 The distribution range of each species and infraspecific taxon outside Nepal is indicated using the following geographic areas:
Area name Area description
W Himalaya India (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand), northern Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, previously known as North West Frontier Province)
E Himalaya Sikkim, Darjeeling, Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh)
Tibetan Plateau China (Xizang, Qinghai)
Assam-Burma Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Myanmar
S Asia Eastern Pakistan (Punjab, Sind, Islamabad), Peninsular India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives
E Asia China (excluding Xizang, Xinjiang, Qinghai), Korea, Japan, Taiwan
SE Asia Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea
N Asia China (Xinjiang), Russia, Mongolia
C Asia Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
SW Asia Afghanistan, western Pakistan (Baluchistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas), Iran, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia
Asia collective term for all above areas of Asia
Europe includes Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic republics
Africa includes Madagascar
N America includes C America south to Panama
S America south of Panama
Australasia  Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands
Cosmopolitan collective term for a generally worldwide distribution
15.3 The distribution of taxa endemic to Nepal is given as ‘Endemic to Nepal.’
15.4 The native range of introduced taxa is discussed in the Notes paragraph at the end of each species description (see Critical notes and comments).

15.5 Spellings of Nepalese place names should follow the Flora of Nepal gazetteer which can be found here.
15.6 Spellings of foreign countries and place names should follow the latest edition of the Times Atlas of the World. In the Notes section the terms New World and Old World can be used, as can N Hemisphere or S Hemisphere (not Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere)