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Flora of Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India

T. Pullaiah (Author) B.V. Raghava Swamy (Author) P.N. Rao (Author)
Synopsis The Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh, India, has its own diversity of terrain, soils and climate expressions apart from the ingredients of its biodiversity and a part of it near Nagarjunasagar Dam falls under the realms of ‘Project tiger" programme. Anthropogenic factors galore, the district has been exposed to vagaries of temperature and rain fall, scarcity of water sources, influx of cement factories and cross-country laying of new highways and railways. The first part of the book includes introduction, previous work, topography and general features, general vegetation types, floristic analysis etc., the second part includes systematic enumeration. A total of 511 species belonging to 334 genera and 101 families have been enumerated. The families have been arranged according to "Bentham and Hooker’s" system with incorporation of recent changes. Under each family key to the genera, followed by the genus with its authority, key to the species and species enumeration is given. All the genera in a family and all the species in the genus are arranged in alphabetic order. All the keys are of the dichotomous indented type. The nomenclature is brought up-to-date. Species enumeration is with citation, brief description and phenological data. The contents of the book followed the conservation pattern. The book should be useful to the personnel of different walks of profession: teachers, researchers, foresters, tourists and town and landscape planners.
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About the authors

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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B.V. Raghava Swamy

Dr. B.V. Raghava Swamy – obtained Ph.D. degree from Nagarjuna University, Narjunanagar in 1993 and was a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

P.N. Rao

Prof. P.N. Rao – (b. 1937) is now retired professor of Botany and a UGC Emeritus Fellow Awardeee and Principal Investigator of a UGC major research project on Cuscuta biodiversity. He has 38 years of teaching and research experience at Andhra University, Vishakapatnam till 1976 and later at Nagarjuna University, Narjunanagar. He is known for his interest in floristics, taxonomy and biosystematics.

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Title Flora of Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175410744
length 386p., Tables; Map; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.