David K. Ferguson "Flowering Plants of Kerala: A Handbook," Systematic Botany, 34(1), 243, (1 January 2009), Registered users receive a variety of benefits including the ability to customize email alerts, create favorite journals list, and save searches. Flora of Kerala shows striking similarity with many countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, China and East Africa besides Australia and America. Any additional information for updation of the database would be highly appreciated and materials for updation of the database may be mailed to: has also been recorded from Sri Lanka. We deliver plants to almost all major areas. order to know the phenology of the plants. Rose Craft(Triple petal dark rose white Adenium Bonsai Plant)[code-HMRC] Rated 4.80 out of 5. Rhynchostylis cymifera Yohannan, J.Mathew and Szlach., a new orchid species from Nilambur Forests, part of the southern Western Ghats, India, is here described and illustrated. Systematic Botany publishes on botanical topics such as taxonomy, speciation, morphometrics, molecular phylogeny, conservation, biogeography, and methods. With a campus of around 43.36 ha, the KFRI Sub Centre is one of the important Green Institutions in Malappuram District with a rich floral and faunal diversity. With a campus of around 43.36 ha, the KFRI Sub Centre is one of the important Green Institutions in Malappuram District with a rich floral and faunal diversity. Out of 4078 indigenous flowering plants recorded in the State, 1568 species are endemic to the Western Ghats with 553 species under various threat categories (Sasidharan, 2017). A total number of 136 species comes under 38 family were recorded. Among the 4,050 indigenous flowering plants recorded from Kerala, 812 are trees. Just provide the plant with a well-drained potting mix and lots of light, and you’re good to go. They are generalist predators and important for conservation biocontrol in agricultural fields, helping to reduce pesticide applications. A new species of Jasminum L. (Oleaceae) from Kerala, India. Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, A new variety of Cinnamomum mathewianum (Lauraceae) from Kerala, India. Kerala constitutes only 1.18% of the geographical area of India but it accommodates 27.57% of the flowering plants occurring in the country. Recent floristic exploration in the evergreen forests of Nilambur has yielded several interesting additional specimens of Rhynchostylis. Biodiversity Documentation For Kerala, Part6: Flowering Plants. Headquarters of the Institute is at Peechi. ). The Kerala Forest Research Institute Sub Centre (KFRI Sub Centre) is situated in the fringe area of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is about 5 km away from the Nilambur town. saplings also vary depending upon gap type and age. Results: A total number of 135-species under 40-families with 103-genera were collected from the Angiosperms. This video describes about the various flowering plants of kerala it also includes the local flowers. Nation We propose four broad recommendations for immediate action in tropical biology and conservation that are fundamental to all biological and social disciplines in the tropics: 1) assemble and disseminate information on life's diversity in the tropics; 2) enhance tropical field stations and build a worldwide network to link them with tropical field biologists at their field sites; 3) bring the field of tropical biology to the tropics by strengthening institutions in tropical countries through novel partnerships between tropical and temperate zone institutions and scientists; and 4) create concrete mechanisms to increase interactions between tropical biologists, social scientists, and policy makers. (Lauraceae) –a new record for India. It states that 5,094 flow ering plants from 1,537 genera belonging to 221 families have been recorded in the State.Of this, 1,418 are newly recorded plants since the publication of The Flora of the Presidency of Madras (1916 to 1936). Due to the fine climate, many species of flowering plants are growing naturally. Toggle navigation Subscribe E-paper. National Seminar on Forestry, Plant Genetics, and Improvement jointly organized by KFRI and Gregor Mendel Foundation, University of Calicut was held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi on 3-4th December 2019. Medicinal Plants . KFRI Research Report 87 PROPAGATION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS, BAMBOO AND RATTAN BY TISSUE CULTURE E. M. Muralidharan KERALA FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE PEECHI, THRISSUR September 1995 Pages: 33 . Interviews with farmers made clear that many farmers in the study area showed their interest in management methods that promote biological pest control. Recent analysis shows that out of estimated 4600 flowering plants in Kerala, about 900 possess medicinal values. The state harbours 4694 species under 1418 genera and 188 families (s.l. p> Commelina L., the largest genus of Commelinaceae, is easily distinguished from related genera by inflorescence subtended in a folded bract (spathe). Kalanchoe Flowering Plant The plant can grow up to 12 inches in height and requires very low maintenance. Most of the recent studies pertain to purely cytological or cytotaxonomical aspects of a few species (Murthy 1934;Sharma 1955;Sharma and Sharma 1958;Kammathy and Rao 1961a, 1961b, 1964Raghavan and Rao 1965;Shetty and Subramanyam 1962;Panigrahi and Kammathy 1962;Rao 1964Rao , 1966Rao et al. A similar trend was also recorded for the rates of nutrient uptake and nutrient accumulation in the vegetation. For the first time, very comprehensive publication on flowering plants of Kerala has been brought out with author citation with its habit and habitat, district-wise distribution in Kerala, geographical distribution endemism and status. You will have access to both the presentation and article (if available). 9) Crossandra. 17. In this study, we examined how spider families and spider web types in rice fields are related to local and landscape management. Popular Plants. All rights reserved. Kaosa-ard A, 1995. Pink bloom, which emerged as a recent tourist attraction at Avalappandi Canal of Cheruvannur panchayat (near Perambra in Kozhikode), has become a major threat to the fresh waterbodies in Kerala, a research team of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), has observed. There was no evidence that local management practices such as fertiliser and pesticide use had an impact on spider families, which appeared to be due to the low level of these inputs. Among the Angiosperms, Dicotyledons comprise 120-species under 69-genera and 36-families and the Monocotyledons comprise 15-species belonging to 14-genera and 4-families. A key for the identification of all species based on spathe characters is also provided. The analysis is supported with 12 figures and two appendices. Herbs are more dominated with 50 species, followed by Shrub 31 species, Climber 18 species, Tree 24 species and Grasses 12 species. One of the leading branches of research which Nilgirianthus ciliatus, a dominant shrub, plays a key role in the gaps in determining population dynamics of others. nov. (Lauraceae)-A new species from Southern Western Ghats of the Peninsular India, Enhancing spider families and spider webs in Indian rice fields for conservation biological control, considering local and landscape management, Relocation of Cynometra bourdillonii Gamble (Caesalpiniaceae) in Achankovil Valley, Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, FLORAL BIOLOGY OF HUMBOLDTIA SANJAPPAE SASIDH. There are 1387 Peninsular Indian endemic species and 218 among them are restricted to Kerala. Within the Western Ghats, these taxa were previously recorded only from the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while Paracroton integrifolius (Airy Shaw) N.P.Balakr. The need of the hour is to conserve the fragmented repositories of natural forests in this region by implementing stringent conservation methods. The cause of the instant tourist interest is a flowering invasive alien species, Red Cabomba (Cabombafurcata), a submerged perennial aquatic plant that grows in stagnant to … This list features the RET plants present in the Kerala part of Western Ghats. The compilation based on the floristic studies carried out so far shows that there are 5,094 taxa of flowering plants in Kerala. Flowering Plants of Travancore. This herbarium is recognized internationally by the acronym ‘JCB’. The collection consists of more than 14,000 specimens of vascular plants, and Lichens. The Kerala Forest Research Institute Sub Centre (KFRI Sub Centre) is situated in the fringe area of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is about 5 km away from the Nilambur town. CONTACT. 1968Rao et al. Kerala obtain good rain and has a tropical climate which is very suitable for growing flowering plants. CONSERVATION STATUS AND ECONOMIC UTILITY OF REGUNATHAPATTI PALAKKURUCHI RESERVE FOREST, PUDUKKOTTAI DISTRICT, TAMILNADU. KFRI, Peechi, pp10-12. The Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) has an ongoing study into it. This herbarium is recognized internationally by the acronym ‘JCB’. Population Dynamics (PD) Allogamy Autogamy Compatibility Cross Pollination Crossing Flower Phenology Flowering The population dynamics of the ground vegetation and its energetics such as biomass accumulation and net primary productivity, and the nutrient cycling patterns in the humid tropical forest of the Western Ghats in India are largely determined by gap age and by whether gaps are formed naturally or through selection felling. To access this item, please sign in to your personal account. The collection consists of more than 14,000 specimens of vascular plants, and Lichens. All figure content in this area was uploaded by Sibi M. All content in this area was uploaded by Sibi M. on Nov 15, 2014. Please note that a BioOne web account does not automatically grant access to full-text content. © 2016 K. Sankara Rao, N.V. but differs from it in having seriate spines, highly branched short inflorescence and fruit scales arranged in 24 rows. For this several field trips were conducted in all area of Wayanad and collected materials for identification. "Live Plants of JNTBGRI" - a catalogue of plants grown at Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram. In the present study, the recorded 104 plant species were categorized as food (27), fodder (18), medicinal purpose (39), timber (7), firewood (8) and other purposes (5) based on the economic utility by local residents. It states that 5,094 flow ering plants from 1,537 genera belonging to 221 families have been recorded in the State.Of this, 1,418 are newly recorded plants since the publication of The Flora of the Presidency of Madras (1916 to 1936). This herbarium is recognized internationally by the acronym ‘JCB’. Plant succession Population ecology Vegetation data Relative density Relative dominance Relative frequency Spatial distribution Species diversity Biodiversity Species richness Stratification Vertical Distribution 2. (Lamiaceae) from south Western Ghats, India, Munrochloa, a new genus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) with a new combination from India, A new species of Calamus L. (Arecaceae) from Silent Valley, the Western Ghats, India, Sivadasania, a new genus of Apiaceae from Peninsular India. Additionally, field photographs and scanned herbarium specimens are provided to facilitate easy identification of these taxa in the field. You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. Popular Plants. Proceedings of the Workshop on Conservation and Research needs of the Rare, Endangered and Threatened (RET) tree species in Kerala Part of the Western Ghats. (1984), Matthew (1999, Henry et al. Plant diversity in the area estimates over 4,500 flowering plants of which 1,500 are Western Ghats endemics. Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) i n its three decades o f existence has emerged as a hub of trop ical forest research. Monday, December, 28, 2020. This Institute has contributed significantly to research in tropical forestry and biodiversity … Further it can be distinguished by the shorter axillary or extra-axillary panicles with fewer number of flowers in the inflorescence, pink to dark maroon peduncle and the shorter pedicels. This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the flowering plants of Kerala based on 1303 publications appeared until 2008. An exotic species such as Chromolaena odorata occurred only in selection-felled gaps ((9 ± 3)−(49 ± 4) individuals (100 m)⁻²). Plants were collected seasonally based on their flowering season, herbaria prepared following the wet method of Fosberg and Sachet (1965) and identified with the help of Flora of the Presidency of Madras by Gamble and Fischer (1915-1936) and other Floras, Manuals, Revisions, etc. A green house for maintaining live specimens of pteridophytes and a fish pond for raring rare fishes have been established inside the sanctuary by the Forest Department. This includes two monotypic genera, Silentvalleya and Haplothismia. Indian Institute of Science houses a herbarium of a fairly large number of specimens of native and naturalized plants collected by many taxonomists and researchers from India and abroad. Indian Institute of Science houses a herbarium of a fairly large number of specimens of native and naturalized plants collected by many taxonomists and researchers from India and abroad. The collection consists of more than 14,000 specimens of vascular plants, and Lichens. Some flowers are common whereas there are some which are rare. ex Dillwyn) Mabberley from the Sahyadri mountains in Kerala is described and illustrated. Study of Endemism within the Kerala state has been attempted in past. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Inside the sanctuary plants like pine, cupressus, some bamboo sp. The programme includes 650 trees of Kerala which grow to a height of 5 m or above. About 5% of the flora come under one or other IUCN red list category. The position, number, size, shape, hairiness, cincinnus number and peduncle length of the spathe are useful in species delimitation . The scientific name of the species with author's name and literature, synonyms, local names and habitat are provided, along with flowering and fruiting period. Monday, December, 28, 2020. Kosterm., Paracroton integrifolius (Airy Shaw) N.P.Balakr. Additionally, tetragnathid webs are easy to observe and thus can be used as an indication for farmers not to spray pesticides as spiders are potentially controlling the pest species. The State of Kerala has an area of 38,864 km2, which is only 1.18 per cent of India, yet support about 25 per cent of the flora of the country. Trivandrum, India: Govt. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi. Overview problems in teak plantation establishment. and some flowering plants have been planted. Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is an autonomous Institution, established in 1975, under the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala. Indian Institute of Science houses a herbarium of a fairly large number of specimens of native and naturalized plants collected by many taxonomists and researchers from India and abroad. The invasion of alien plants mainly happens in forest, unattended or barren lands and in agriculture areas. Sasidharan, N. 2004. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District Botanica Orientalis – Journal of Plant Science (2015) 9: 1–11