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Halder S.,Central National Herbarium | Venu P.,Deccan Regional Center
Annales Botanici Fennici | Year: 2015

The name Typha elephantina Roxb. (Typhaceae) is lectotypified based on an icon present in CAL. © 2015 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board.


Prasad K.,Deccan regional Center | Narayana Swamy A.,Sri Krishnadevaraya University
Phytotaxa | Year: 2014

Rhynchosia ravii, a new species from Andhra Pradesh, India is described and illustrated. Full description, distribution details and conservation status are presented, and the new species is compared with its most closely related species, Rhynchosia beddomei. © 2014 Magnolia Press.


Rasingam L.,Deccan Regional Center | Jeeva S.,Center for Biodiversity and Biotechnology | Kannan D.,Thiagarajar College of Engineering
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2012

Objective: To identify and understand the utilization and prioritization of medicinal plants used as tooth sticks by the select communities of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Methods: The information was collected through questionnaires and discussions among the informants in their local language regarding the plant parts used. Results: A total of 11 plant species belonging to 10 genera and 8 families were enumerated as tooth sticks, used by the Chota Nagpuri and Tamil inhabitants of Andaman and Nicobar islands to treat dental caries. Conclusion: The most important plant species harvested for tooth sticks belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae (3 species) and important as the tribal have used these plants since time immemorial and found effective in their teeth and gums health and this study has scopes on the conservation of certain medicinal plants, through sustainable utilization. © 2012 Asian Pacific Tropical Biomedical Magazine.


Trichosanthes quinquangulata A. Gray (Cucurbitaceae) is reported first time for India from Andaman Islands. A detailed description and photographs are provided for identification.


Prasad K.,Deccan Regional Center | Venu P.,Deccan Regional Center
Rheedea | Year: 2015

Four 'abnormal' monotypic sections were published by Hooker in Habenaria. Three of them, namely, Diphylax, Dipyla and Dithrix were upgraded subsequently as three independent genera, viz., Diphylax, Ponerorchis and Dithrix respectively. The fourth section, Plectoglossa, represented by endemic (Western Ghats) Habenaria perrottetiana, is collected and studied in detail and presented it now under a new genus, Plectoglossa. Its diagnostics, distribution and conservation status are presented. A key to all 4 related genera and a review on their current status is given. © 2014 iaat All Rights Reserved.


Rasingam L.,Keystone Foundation | Rasingam L.,Deccan Regional Center
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2012

Objective: To conduct an ethnobotanical studies and collect information about the wild edible plants collected and utilized by the Irula tribes of Pillur valley, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Methods: The study was conducted among the Irula peoples of Pillur valley through survey, interview and field work along with the knowledgeable individuals during January 2009 - September 2010. All the traditional and other knowledge related to the collection and consumption of wild edible plants on which the communities depend was documented. Results: A total of 74 plant species have been recorded as wild edible in the study areas, of which, fruits yielding plants ranked first with 42 species, green leaves, tubers, young shoots and flowers ranked next with 26, 7, 4 and 2 species respectively. Conclusions: Our study revealed that the adivasi community in the Pillur Valley continues to have and use the knowledge about the wild edible plants, including their habitat, collection period, sustainable collection, mode of preparation and consumption. To date, this knowledge appear to be fairly well conserved and used as a result of continued reliance of local community on the wild uncultivated foods. © 2012 Asian Pacific Tropical Biomedical Magazine.


Chorghe A.,Deccan Regional Center | Rasingam L.,Deccan Regional Center | Prasanna P.V.,Deccan Regional Center | Rao M.S.,Deccan Regional Center
Phytotaxa | Year: 2013

Tripogon tirumalae, a new species of grass from the Seshachalam hill ranges, Andhra Pradesh, India, is described and illustrated. The new species differs from Tripogon sivarajanii in having ciliate membranous ligules, a shorter inflorescence, more florets, bearded lemma base, and a median awn longer than the lemma; and from Tripogon trifidus in having culms 60-75 cm high, glabrous leaf sheaths, and lemmas with a single median awn which is 1.5 times longer than the lemma. © 2013 Magnolia Press.


Rasingam L.,Deccan Regional Center
Rheedea | Year: 2013

Dendrocnide sinuata (Blume) Chew and Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew belonging to the family Urticaceae are reported as new additions to the flora of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Descriptions, line drawing, and photographs are presented for easy identification.


Prasad K.,Deccan Regional Center | Prasanna P.V.,Botanical Survey of India
Annales Botanici Fennici | Year: 2016

Euphorbia seshachalamensis K. Prasad and Prasanna sp. nova is described from the Seshachalam Hills of Andhra Pradesh, India. It belongs to the subgenus Euphorbia and the section Euphorbia, and is distinct from all the described tuberous species by its synanthous flowering, oblong-obovate, acuminate bracts, rectangular involucral lobes with five glands more than 2 mm long, and hairy seeds. © 2016 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board.


Bandyopadhyay S.,Botanical Survey of India | Krishna G.,Botanical Survey of India | Venu P.,Deccan Regional Center
Phytotaxa | Year: 2014

It was observed that authors of the names of new taxa, in some instances, fail to deposit holotypes in the herbaria stated in the protologues. Suggestions are invited to remedy the situation so that authors actually deposit holotypes in herbaria cited by them. © 2014 Magnolia Press.

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