a. Inventories of Magnolia species from the northeast region of India and conservation in the southern region of India.
In India, there are 11 species in the wild, of which four are endemic. Most of them are distributed in the eastern Himalayas and northeast regions of India. In addition, two species are under cultivation.
b. Taxonomic study and preparing the digital photo library of Indian Magnolia.
The Indian flora is devoid of illustrations, photo plates and digital herbarium of Magnolia species, including the endemic ones. To fill this gap, this fund will be utilised to take photos of key characters for every species from the fresh collections taken during the inventories and will be uploaded in the Indian Biodiversity Portal (IBP).
- Synopsis of Indian Magnolias
- Upload photos in the Indian Biodiversity Portal (IBP).
Dr. K. Ravikumar
Professor & Head of Repository of Plant Medical Resources
Transdisciplinary University C/O FRLHT,
74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064