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Flora of Tirunelveli Hills: Southern Western Ghats, Vol II: Gamopetalae (In 2 Parts)

V.S. Manickam (Author) V. Sundaresan (Author) V. Chelladurai (Author)

Contents: Part I. Text: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Key to the families. 3. Descriptions. References. Index. 
Part II. Figures.


Fr Dr. V.S. Manickam and his colleagues from the Centre for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Xavier Research Foundation, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu conducted continuous field work in the hills of Southern Western Ghats for four years. The results of their study are being brought out as the Flora of Tirunelveli hills.

Volume I Polypetalae has already been published. Volume II Gamopetalae is presented here with 565 taxa in 225 genera and 26 families. The flora incorporates details of distribution, taxonomic account, endemism and conservation status for all the taxa. This book will be of great help to students, teachers, research scholars, environmentalists, taxonomists and biologists in general.

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About the author

V.S. Manickam

Rev. Dr. V.S. Manickam S.J., F.I.F.S. is the Director of both Centre for Biodiversity and Biotechnology (Research base) and Kodaikanal Botanic Garden (Environmental base). He is a well-known field botanist of India particularly for his floristic works in south India. He did his M.Sc. in St. Joseph’s College. Tiruchirapalli (1969) and Ph.D. in Kerala University (1974). He joined as lecturer in St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli and retired as Reader from St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai on 2002. During the last three decades Rev. Dr. V.S. Manickam has carried out intensive botanical explorations in the Western Ghats of south India. Under his leadership, various families of south Indian ferns have been subjected to cytological, ecological, micromorphological, phyto-chemical and biotechnological studies. He has published 7 books and about 100 research papers. He participated in several National and International (China, Netherlands, Australia, USA) symposia and organized two National Symposia on ferns and medicinal plants. He is coordinating “All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy (Pteridophytes & Gymnosperms)” (20002-2005).

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Title Flora of Tirunelveli Hills: Southern Western Ghats, Vol II: Gamopetalae (In 2 Parts)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789393628435
length xiv+932p., Map, Figs,