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Taxonomic Revision of the Tribe Dalbergieae in Indian Subcontinent

K. Thothathri (Author)
Synopsis The book 'Taxonomic Studies in the tribe Dalbergieae in the Indian Sub-Continent' deals with a critical evaluation of the present day taxa in the Indian sub-continent. The last treatise on this group was that of David Prain in 1904 when he monographed the Asiatic Dalbergia. Rojo revised the genus Pterocarpus on a world wide basis in 1970. Most of the species of the two genera are woody shrubs and tree legumes, yielding valuable timber. The information provided under each species includes correct name, an elaborate description, detailed distribution data, phenology and notes of economic importance These are again supplemented with selected illustration and distribution maps. The work is the outcome of intensive and extensive studies on the two genera (Dalbergia and Pterocarpus) in the field and in herbaria, Indian and foreign.
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About the author

K. Thothathri

Dr. K. Thothathri received his masters degree in Botany from the University of madras (1955) with a first class and rank and was awarded the Prof. Pulney Andi Gold Medal. He joined the Botanical Survey of India in 1958 and after serving in various capacities in now the additional Director. He has specilised in the monographic studies of Indian legumes and has published 60 research papers on revision, taxonomy systematics etc. of legumes. He undertook several botanical explorations/ expeditions to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and is an authority on the flora and Phytogeo-graphy of these islands. He visited several herbaria and gardens of USSR in 1967-68. He attended the first and second International legume Conferences, held at Kew Gardens, U.K. (1978) and Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA (1986) and presented status papers on Indian legumes. Her has published so far 125 original research papers including 3 books. He has been looking after the flora of India programmes in Botanical Survey of India. He is a member of the Indian Botanical Society.

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Title Taxonomic Revision of the Tribe Dalbergieae in Indian Subcontinent
Author K. Thothathri
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length vi+244p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Index; 24cm.