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Medicinal Plants in Andhra Pradesh: India

T. Pullaiah (Author)
Synopsis Andhra Pradesh is one of the 28 states of the Indian union. Situated in the middle portion of Eastern half of the Indian peninsula, the state lies between the latitudes 12o37’N and 19o54’ N and longitudes 76o46’E and 84o46’E. The total area of the state is 2,75,068 sq. km. It has 968 km sea coast line along the Bay of Bengal. The altitude ranges from sea coast to 1500 m above MSL. Annual rainfall ranges between 54 cm in south west to 200 cm in north east. Maximum temperature in summer ranges between 37oC and 44oC while the minimum temperature in the winter ranges between 14oC and 19oC. 412 medicinal plants have been enumerated. The following sequence has been followed for the medicinal plants: valid name followed by synonym, family, brief description, distribution in Andhra Pradesh, flowering and fruiting season and medicinal uses. Active principle or chemistry has been given to some plants.
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About the author

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 Medicinal Plants in Andhra Pradesh: India
Author T. Pullaiah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 818749851X
length 262p., Plates; Figs.