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Orchids in Eastern Ghats

K. Prasad (Author) S. Karuppusamy (Author) T. Pullaiah (Author)

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Eastern Ghats. 3. Family Orchidaceae. 4. Analysis of orchids of Eastern Ghats. 5. Systematic enumeration. References.


The book gives complete details of Orchids in Eastern Ghats. Brief details of Eastern Ghats, its geology, soils, climate etc, have been given at the beginning. A bracketed key to the genera and key to the species have been given. It is followed by systematic enumeration. A total of 197 taxa belonging to 66 genera of Orchidaceae have been systematically enumerated. Under each species, Citation according to latest ICN, synonyms to connect to National and regional floras, type, etymology, detailed description, Flowering and fruiting season, habitat, distribution (World, India, Eastern Ghats) and specimens examined have been given. All the references about orchids of Eastern Ghats have been given at the end. The essence of this book is the coloured Photographs for all the species available in Eastern Ghats. Line diagrams have also been given for some species. Endemic and Threat categories have also been mentioned. Index to genera and species has been given at the end.


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About the authors

S. Karuppusamy

Dr. S. Karuppusamy obtained his M.Sc. (1996) degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Ph.D (2002) from Gandhigram University, Tamil Nadu. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow of Sri Krishndevaraya University (2004 – 2008), Anantapur. At present he is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, The Madura College, Madurai since 2008. He has published 95 scientific papers in nationally and internationally reputed journals. He is the co-author of Flora of Andhra Pradesh (Vol. 5) and Flora of Eastern Ghats (Vol. 3 & 4). He is the recipient of Young Botanist Award 2006 from Indian Botanical Society. He has conferred many awards from Scientific bodies in India such as Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, Fellow of Indian Botanical Society, Yong Scientist award from SERB, New Delhi, etc. He has completed two major research projects funded by UGC, New Delhi and NIF, Ahmedabad. He is the Principal Investigator of three major research projects from SERB, New Delhi, NIF, Ahmedabad and Forest Department of Tamil Nadu (TBGP- Tamilnadu Biodiversity Greening Project). He is life member of many scientific societies in India.

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T. Pullaiah

Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc., (1973) and Ph.D., (1976) degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 16 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. At present he is Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Department of Botany; Co-ordinator and Chairman BOS in Biotechnology. Professor Pullaiah has published 25 books, 175 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Embryology of Compositae; Flora of Andhra Pradesh (4 Vols.); Trees of Andhra Pradesh; Taxonomy of Angiosperms; Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Flora of Ranga Reddi District; Flora of Anantapur District; Flora of Kurnool; Flora of Nizamabad; Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses; Flora of Eastern Ghats - Vol.1 and Vol.2; Biodiversity in India - Vol.1; etc. He is principal investigator of 14 major Research Projects totaling more than 70 lakhs funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, DOEF, GCC and WWF. Under his guidance 35 students obtained their Ph.D. degree and 32 students obtained their M. Phil. degree. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh and receipient of Panchanan Maheshwari Medal of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2002 and Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is a Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Title Orchids in Eastern Ghats
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387893894
length 320p., figure.