Activities


Field trips:

  • Field visit to Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) and Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Tamil Nadu (March 2016).
  • Peer review of 'Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats' on the 14th of March, 2016 at CES, IISc.
  • Field visit to Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary & Barbara Forest (Khurda district) and Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (Nayagarh district), Odisha (February 2016).
  • Field visit to Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary (Vellore district, Tamil Nadu and Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh) (November 2015).
  • Yelagiri Hills, Swamimalai Hill, Gudiyattam Reserve Forest (R.F.), Vellore district, Tamil Nadu (October-November 2015).
  • Nigidi Reserve Forest, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh (November 2014 and January 2015).
  • Tirumala Hills, Talakona R.F., Sadashivakona R.F. and Palamner R.F. (Chittoor district), Andhra Pradesh (October-December 2014).
  • Javadu Hills, Polur Ghat (Tiruvannamalai district) and Melpatti Reserve Forest (Vellore district), Tamil Nadu (September 2014).
  • Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) and Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Tamil Nadu (June 2014).
  • Javadu Hills, Polur Ghat (Tiruvannamalai district) and Amridhi Reserve Forest (Vellore district), Tamil Nadu (April 2014).

Publications of Research Team

  1. Sharad S. Kambale, Raja Kullayiswamy, Muduvadi H. Swaminath & Munivenkatappa Sanjappa (2016). Validation of the name Semecarpus kathalekanensis (Anacardiaceae). Phytotaxa 247 (4): 299–300.
  2. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Arun Singh, R., Siddharthan, S., & K. Sankara Rao (2015). Heliotropium amplexicaule (Boraginaceae-Heliotropioidea): A new record for Indian sub-continent. Rheedea vol. 25 (2): 148–152.
  3. Raja Kullayi Swamy, K., Sandya Rani, S., Chennaiah, E., Sadasivaiah, B. & T. Pullaiah (2015). Floristic account of Kalasamudram reserve forest, near Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany vol. 39 (2): 342–369.
  4. Sankararao, K., Page, N.V., Sringeswara, A.N., Arun Singh, R., Baig, I. & S. Vishwanath (2015). Range extension of two poorly known endemic species of the genus Orophea Blume (Annonaceae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (3): 6996–6999; <www.threatenedtaxa.in/index.php/JoTT/article/view/1896/3182>
  5. Gnanasekaran, G., Raja Kullayiswamy, K., & G.V.S. Murthy (2015). Andhrographis nallamalayana, a heterotypic synonym of a little-known endemic species A. beddomei (Acanthaceae). Rheedea 25 (1): 47–53.
  6. 6. Sankara Rao, K., Sringeswara, A.N., Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh, R., Baig, I., Ravali, M., Sasidhara Kaimal & Navendu Page (2014). Digital Flora of Karnataka. Accessible at <florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ac.in>
  7. Sankara Rao, K., Sringeswara, A.N., Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh, R., Baig, I., Ravali, M., Sasidhara Kaimal, Navendu Page, Ramachandra, T.V. & Sumesh Dudani (2014). Flora of Karnataka in a herbarium - based database. Sahyadri E-news Issue No. 51.
  8. Sringeswara, A.N., Bhat, K.G. & K. Sankara Rao (2013). Distributional Note on Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. and Gloxinia perennis (L.) Fritsch. Indian Journal of Forestry vol. 36 (1): 75–77.
  9. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Sandhyarani, S. & S. Karuppusamy (2013). Ceropegia pullaiahii sp. nov. (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from India. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 166–169.
  10. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Sandhyarani, S. & T. Pullaiah (2013). Senna holosericea (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae): a new distributional record for Southern Peninsular India. Rheedea 23 (1): 55–58.
  11. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Ramanjaneyulu, D., Sandhya Rani, S. & T. Pullaiah (2013). Utricularia australis R. Br.(Lentibulariaceae) A new distributional record from Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Indian Botanical Society vol. 92 (1&2): 101–103.
  12. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Sandhya Rani, S. & T. Pullaiah (2013). Euphorbia clarkeana Hook.f. New distributional record from Eastern Ghats. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany. vol. 37(2): 305–307.
  13. Raja Kullayiswamy, K., Sandhya Rani, S. & T. Pullaiah (2013). Brachystelma ciliatum Arekal & Ramakrishna (Apocynaceae): A new record for Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India. Nelumbo (Bulletin Botanical Survey of India) 55: 191–195.
  14. Sankara Rao, K., Bhat, H.R. & Y.N. Seetharam (2012). Chamaecrista rotundifolia (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) – A new record for India. Rheedea. 22(1) 66-67.
  15. Sankara Rao, K., Sringeswara, A.N., Deepak Kumar, Sandeep Pulla and R. Sukumar (2012.) A digital herbarium for the flora of Karnataka. Curr. Sci. 102 (9) 1268-1271.
  16. Rajakullayiswamy, K., Sandhyarani, S., Karuppusamy, S. & T. Pullaiah (2012). The rediscovery of Brachystelma volubile (Apocynaceae – Asclepiadoideae). Rheedea 22 (2): 107–110.
  17. Sankara Rao, K., Bhat, H.R., Varsha A. Kulkarni and Ramachandra, T.V. (2011). Mini Forest – An experiment to evaluate the adaptability of Western Ghats species for afforestation. Environment Conservation Jl. 12 (1&2) 79–83.
  18. Varsha A. Kulkarni, Seetharam, Y.N. & K. Sankara Rao (2011). Alstonia venenata R.Br. (Apocynaceae): A note on distribution pattern of an endemic species. Nelumbo. 53: 11–12.
  19. Sankara Rao, K. & Ramesh Maheshwari (2010). Branch-branch connections in trees analogous to hyphal fusions in fungal colonies. Curr. Sci. 98, No. 2: 240-242.
  20. Ramesh Maheshwari, Sankara Rao, K. & T.V. Ramachandra (2009). Structural characteristics of a giant tropical liana and its mode of canopy spread in an alien environment. Curr. Sci. 96 (1): 58-64.

Books:


Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. 2016. Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana, Udupi, Karnataka.





Sankara Rao, K. (2010). Flowering Plants of Indian Institute of Science: A Field Guide. IISc Press, Bangalore.

Sankara Rao, K. (2009). Indian Institute of Science Campus: A Botanist’s Delight. IISc Press, Bangalore.