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Flora Of Krishna District Andhra Pradesh, India

 
K Lakshminarayana (Author) P Venkanna (Author) T Pullaiah (Author)
Synopsis Krishna district which derives its name from the famous river Krishna, is one of the nine districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and harbours a rich and varied flora. A total of 805 species of angiosperms and pteridophytes belonging to 479 genera and 128 families have been enumerated. Introduction, past and present work on the flora of the district, general vegetation types, floristic analysis and artificial key to families are provided in the first part. The second part includes systematic enumeration. In the systematic enumeration the families are arranged according to Bentham and Hooker's system with slight modifications. Dichotomous indented keys have been provided for the genera and species. Nomenclature of the taxa is brought up to date. Species description is with citation, description, distribution, flowering and fruiting season.
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About the author

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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Title Flora Of Krishna District Andhra Pradesh, India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175330368
length 356, Maps; Bib; Index; Table; 23cm.