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The subfamilial and tribal classification of the family Asclepiadaceae
Abstract A modified classification of the family Asclepiadaceae R. Br. s.s . into three tribes — Secamoneae, Asclepiadeae s.l . and Stapelieae s.l . — is proposed. The position of attachment of the… Expand
Mapping Biodiversity of the Myristica Swamps in Southern Kerala
Myristica swamps were first described from Kulathupuzha in Kerala State in 1960. They have also been reported from Karnataka and Goa. Much of the Myristica swamps have been converted into paddy… Expand
A reconsideration of the generic circumscription of Heterostemma Wight & Arn. (Asclepiadaceae) and a new species from India
Heterostemma Wight & Arn. (Asclepiadaceae) and a new species from India. Heterostemma vasudemni Swarupanandan & Mangaly, a new species belonging to Asclepiadaceae is described and illustrated. The… Expand
EVALUATING PLANT DIVERSITY IN DIFFERENT FOREST TYPES OF KERALA BY LAYING OUT PERMANENT SAMPLE PLOTS
Four permanent plots, each of one 1-ha in size, were established in shola forest, wet evergreen forest, moist deciduous forest and dry deciduous forest in Kerala. Each 1ha plot was in turn subdivided… Expand
Floristic and ecological studies on the sholas of Idukki District.
Socio-cultural perspectives to the sacred groves and serpentine worship in Palakkad district, Kerala.
Sacred groves (kavukal) are seen through out Kerala, having varied forms, cultural practices and belief systems. The vegetation in the groves is highly varied viz. mangroves, fresh water swamps, or… Expand
A new species of Thottea Rottb. (Aristolochiaceae) from India
- K. Swarupanandan
Thottea dinghoui Swarup., sp. nov. is described from Kerala India. This is the first record of a species of Thottea with biseriate stamens from India.
A NEW SPECIES OF CASSINE (CELASTRACEAE) FROM INDIA
The new species Cassine kedarnathii Sasi. & Swarup. is described from the Silent Valley National Park (India) and illustrated.
Additional Notes on the Distribution of Palaquium ravii Sasidh. & Vink (Sapotaceae) and Local Vicariance and Endemism in Palaquium
Morphology of the flower in Thottea siliquosa and the existence of staminodes in Aristolochiaceae
The number of stamens in the family Aristolochiaceae range between 6 and 46. This range has been speculated to be a reduction series; nevertheless, not even a single taxon within the family is so far… Expand