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Trees of Andhra Pradesh, India

 
T. Pullaiah (Author) S Sandhya Rani (Author)
Synopsis Andhra Pradesh is one of the 25 states of India. The state lies between 12o37' and 19o54' Northern latitudes, and 76o46' and 84o46' Eastern longitudes and covers an area of 2,75,068 sq. km. The state is endowed with a variety of vegetation types ranging from semi-evergreen forests to dry evergreen scrub and littoral mangroves to arid sand dunes. A total of 531 tree taxa of Angiosperms under 274 genera and 76 families have been enumerated in the book. The text includes introduction, topography and general features, forests and vegetation, key to families, systematic enumeration, references and index to families, genera, species and vernacular names. Under systematic enumeration the families are arranged according to Bentham and Hooker's system of classification with slight modifications to accommodate recent changes. All the genera in the family and all the species in the genera are arranged alphabetically. All the keys provided are of dichotomous indented type. Different keys, based on vegetation, flowering and fruiting characters have been prepared for all the species of concerned genera to facilitate easy identification of tree taxa. The enumeration of species includes the complete citation according to ICBN, basionym, synonym followed by brief description, ecological data, phenology, vernacular names. English names (for some plants), economic and medicinal uses, specimens examined and distribution in Andhra Pradesh, India and World.
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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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S Sandhya Rani

Dr. S Sandhya Rani obtained her M.Sc. degree (1991) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, A P with first rank and Ph.d. (1998) from Sri Krishnadevaraya University under different projects funded by CSIR, DST and BARC in SK University.  She has published more than 30 research papers and co-authored two books entitled Tress of Andhra Pradesh and Flora of Guntur District.  She is a life member of three scientific societies viz. IAAT, IBS, NESA.  At present she is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany in S K University, Anantpur.

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Title Trees of Andhra Pradesh, India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186030921
length viii+480p., Col. plates; Maps.