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The subfamilial and tribal classification of the family Asclepiadaceae
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A modified classification of the family Asclepiadaceae into three tribes and the position of attachment of the caudicles to the pollinia is suggested as a criterion for defining the erect and pendulous stature of the pollinaria.
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
Socio-cultural perspectives to the sacred groves and serpentine worship in Palakkad district, Kerala.
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The study brings to light the existence of groves devoid of any vegetation, indicating that sacred groves can be relicts from a past socio-cultural epoch, which served to transmit the cultural heritage generations from pre-historic time.
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
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.
A new species of Thottea Rottb. (Aristolochiaceae) from India
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 reconsideration of the generic circumscription of Heterostemma Wight & Arn. (Asclepiadaceae) and a new species from India
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The discoid-urceoloate corolla and the staminal coronal scales with a ventral appendage show this species to be intermediate between the two genera Heterostemma and Oianthus, and a new species belonging to Asclepiadaceae is described and illustrated.
Regular PaperThe subfamilial and tribal classification of the family Asclepiadaceae
A modified classification of the family Asclepiadaceae R. Br.s.s. into three tribes — Secamoneae, Asclepiadeaes.l. and Stapelieaes.l. — is proposed. The position of attachment of the caudicles to the
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