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Flora of Eastern Ghats Volume 7: Grass Gymnosperms Additions Keys to the Families and Floristics Analysis

T Pullaiah (Author) S Karuppusamy (Author)

In seven volumes of Flora of Eastern Ghats a total number of 3,417 species of seed plants have been enumerated; among them Dicotyledons are dominant with 870 genera with 2433 species. Monocotyledons are 34 families with 304 genera and 978 species. Gymnosperms are belonging two families and 2 genera with 6 species in the wild. In this last volume of Flora of Eastern Ghats an account on grasses, Gymnosperms, additions since the publication of earlier volumes, key to the families and Floristic analysis are given. Key to the genera of Poaceae and Key to the species of each genus are provided. Like other volumes the enumeration of the species include citation according to ICN, basionym and synonyms, if any, to connect Flora of British India and Flora of Presidency of Madras, description distribution in India and the world. Poaceae is the largest family in Flora of Eastern Ghats with 365 species. Index to families, genera and species is given at the end. Line drawings for most of the species are also given.

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About the authors

T Pullaiah

Prof. T Pullah obtained his M.Sc. (1971) and Ph.D. degrees in Botany from Andhra University.  He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia, during 1976-1978.  He traveled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanic Gardens in about 16 countries.  He joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993.  He held several positions in the University as Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Head, Department of Botany; Chairman, Board of Studies in Botany; Head, Department of Sericulture; Co-ordinator and Chairman, Board of Studies in Biotechnology; Principal, S K University College and Warden, S K, University Hostels.  He has published 43 books, 238 research papers and 35 popular articles in Journals of repute.  He is the Principal – Investigator of 20 major Research Projects totaling more than a Crore of Rupees funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, BSI, WWF, GCC, BARC etc.  Under his guidance, 45 students obtained their Ph.D. degrees and 34 students their M.Phil. degrees.  He is the recipient of Best Teacher Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. P Maheshwari Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxanomy.  He served as the Vice President of the Indian Botanical Society and presently the Councilor of the same.  He served as a member of Species Survival commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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S Karuppusamy

Dr. S. Karuppusamy is Research Associate in Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur.  He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Tamil Nadu in 2003.  Later he worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Department of Biotechnology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University.  He published more than 20 research papers in referred journals.  He is life member of many scientific societies and recipient of Young Botanist Award 2006 from Indian Botanical Society.

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Title Flora of Eastern Ghats Volume 7: Grass Gymnosperms Additions Keys to the Families and Floristics Analysis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.07.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789389719475
length 474p.