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Department of Botany
Year of Establishment : 1959
Dr Ganga Prasad A
Lecturer (Senior Scale)
Publications
Book/Book Chapter/ Booklet published
  1. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A and Prakashkumar R.2006. ‘Pathe oushadasasyangalum avayudae krishi reethiyum’ (Malayalam). Published by Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Pages1-26.
  2. Lakshmi G Nair, Latha PG and Gangaprasad A 2004. “Multiplication of orchids- in vitro techniques”- . In ‘Orchid Biodiversity and Conservation’– A Tissue Culture Approach”. S. John Britto (Ed.) Institute of National Resources, St. Josephs College, Thiruchirappalli, India pages 34-57.
  3. Seeni S, Gangaprasad A, and Willium Decruse S 2001. Species seedling flasks: An urgent need for ex situ conservation and sustainable economic utilization of the Western Ghats orchids. Pages 383-396 in.Pathak P,. Sehgal RN, Shekhar N, Sharma M. and Sood A. (Eds.) Orchids: Science and Commerce. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
Papers in journals
  1. Salvy Thomas, A. Gangaprasad and Stephen Joseph 2006. Direct organogenesis in Enicostema axillare(Lam.) Raynal- an important  medicinal herb. Indian J. of Botanic Research 2: 205-210.
  2. Gangaprasad A. and G.M. Nair 2005. Biodiversity-conservation and sustainable utilization. Thulsi 2: 9-17.
  3. Salvy Thomas, A. Gangaprasad and Stephen Joseph 2005. Rapid clonal multiplication through in vitro axillary shoot proliferation of Enicostema axillare(Lam.) Raynal- a rare medicinal plant. Indian J. of Botanic Research 1: 115-120.
  4. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S, G.M. Nair 2005. In vitro propagation and ecorestoration of Decalepis arrayalpathra  (Joseph and Chandra.) Venter, an endemic, endangered ethnomedicinal plant of the Western Ghats. Indian J. Biotechnology 4: 265-270.
  5. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 2003.Micropropagation and ecorestoration of Vanda spathulata, an exqusite orchid.Plant cell Tiss. Org. Cult.72: 199-202
  6. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 2003. A protocol for shoot multiplication from foliar meristem of  Vanda spathulata (L.) Spreng. Indian J. Exp.Biol.41: 924-927.
  7. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 2003. “Micropropagation and ecorestoration of Vanda spathulata, an exquisite orchid”. Plant Cell Tiss. & Org. Cult. 72:199-202.
  8. Gangaprasad A, Lakshmi G. Nair, Radhakrishnan K, Seeni S, G.M. Nair and P. Pushpangadan 2003. Micropropagation of Utleria salicifolia Bedd.ex.Hook.f., an endemic and endangered ethnomedicinal plant of the Western Ghats. J. Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science 25: 19-24
  9. Gangaprasad A, Latha PG and Seeni S 2000. Micropropagation of terrestrial orchids, Anoectochilus sikkimensis and Anoectochilus regalis. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 149-154.
  10. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 1999. Micropropagation and restoration of the endangered Malabar daffodil orchid Ipsea malabarica (Reichb.f.) Hook.f. Lindleyana 14(1):38-46.
  11. Seeni S and Gangaprasad A 1998. Ecorestoring Paphiopedilum druryi. Biodiversity India . ISCB News letter, issues 3-7 p8.
Research Articles/ Symposium/ Seminars etc.
  1. Sibin N.T.  A. Gangaprasad, N. Omanakumari, G. Radhamani and G. M. Nair 2008. Conservation through green pod culture of selected rare and exquisite orchids from Agasthyamala in the Western Ghats. XVIIIth    Annual conference of IAAT & International seminar on ‘Multidisciplinary approaches in Angiosperm systematics’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India from 11th-13th   October, 2008.Pp. 36-37.
  2. Lekshmi G.M. and A. Gangaprasad 2008. Rapid in vitro multiplication of  Ophiorrhiza pectinata Arn. Using leaf explants. In Wilson S. Nanchiyar, Reji J.V. and Narendrakumar (Eds) Proceedings of the National conference on Biotechnological intervention for conservation and sustainable utilization of bioresources. Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai 7th –9th August 2008. Pp1-3. 
  3. Ranjusha A.P.  A. Gangaprasad and P. M. Radhamany and G.M. Nair 2008. Effect of cytokinin on shoot multiplication of  Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. Ex. Kurz. An endangered medicinal plant. In Wilson S. Nanchiyar, Reji J.V. and  Narendrakumar (Eds) Proceedings of the National conference on Biotechnological intervention for conservation and sustainable utilization of bioresources. Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai 7th –9th August 2008. Pp 5-7. 
  4. Femy K. Haneef, P.M. Radhamany and A. Gangaprasad 2008. Floristic study of Thottea barberi (Gamble) Ding Hou, an endangered endemic plant of southern Western Ghats. Proceeding of the 7th National seminar on Medicinal plants 2008, Department of Pharmacognosy, Govt. Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram Pp56-64.
  5. Jayachandran V.P., Sreeja Nair and A. Gangaprasad 2008. Study on the prevalence of antibiotic resistance among clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 78.
  6. Resmi Raj L., C.J. Jamuna; Lekshmi Thampi,  Radhakrishnan K.   A. Gangaprasad, Sureshkumar P.K., Subramoniam A., and G. M. Nair 2008. Utleria salicifolia Bedd. Ex. Hook.f. an endangered ethnomedicinal plant with potential pharmacological importance. Markers. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp87-88.
  7. Sowmya S. and    A. Gangaprasad 2008. Floristic diversity of Ayiravilli kavu, a sacred grove in Kariavattom campus. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 92-93.
  8. Lekshmi G.M. and A. Gangaprasad 2008.In vitro propagation of Ophiorrhiza pectinata Arn. Using nodal segments. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 64.
  9. Sibin N.T.  A. Gangaprasad, G. Radhamani and N. Omanakumari 2008. Effect of auxins in the in vitro root initiation of Arundina graminifolia (D.Don) Hochr, an exquisite orchid species of Western Ghats. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 66.
  10. Sumitha V.R., A. Gangaprasad and G. M. Nair 2008. An efficient micropropagation protocol for the conservation of Geophila repens (L.) Johnst.- a rare medicinal plant. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 68.
  11. Lekshmi Thampi, Resmi Raj L.,  V. Archana Devi;, Radhakrishnan K.   A. Gangaprasad, Sureshkumar P.K., Subramoniam A., and G. M. Nair 2008. Micropropagation and profiling of phenolic compounds in Utleria salicifolia Bedd. Ex. Hook.f. an endangered species of the Western Ghats. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 58-59.
  12. Binoy K.R., P. M. Radhamany and    A. Gangaprasad  2008. Quantification of quercetin from various parts of Thottea barberi (Gamble) Ding-Hou. Aristolochiaceae- an endangered species. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 48.
  13. Ranjusha A.P.  A. Gangaprasad and P. M. Radhamany 2008. Pollen – pistil interactions in Rauvolfia hookeri Srinivas and Chithra- A rare and endemic species. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 49.
  14. Femy K. Haneef  P. M. Radhamany and A. Gangaprasad and 2008. Pollen – pistil interactions and seed germination aspects of Holostemma annulare (Roxb.) K. Schum; a rare medicinal plant. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 53.
  15. Resmi Raj L.,  Lekshmi Thampi, V.R. Sumitha, Radhakrishnan K.   A. Gangaprasad, Sureshkumar P.K., Subramoniam A., and G. M. Nair 2008. Molecular characterization of Utleria salicifolia Bedd. Ex. Hook.f. (Periplocaceae) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Markers. National Symposium ‘From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’. Organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 26-28 March 2008 Pp 40.
  16. Sumitha V.R., A. Gangaprasad and G. M. Nair 2008. An economical and efficient micropropagation conservation protocol for the conservation of Geophila repens (L.) Johnst. In proc. 20th Kerala Science . Cog. (Ed. E.P Yesodharan.) Pp 692-694.
  17. Sibin N.T. Devi Rameshchandrabhanu, A. Gangaprasad and G.M. Nair 2008. Tissue culture studies on Baliospermum montanum (Willd.) Muell.-Arg. A rare medicinal plant. In proc. 20th Kerala Science. Cong. (Ed. E.P Yesodharan.) Pp 677-680.
  18. Gangaprasad, A. and G.M. Nair 2007. Plant Biodiversity-An Indian scenario. Natural Resource Management and Livelihood support systems. Compendium of selected research papers and articles published at the state level seminar 2007, Alok Sheel (Ed.), organized by Western Ghats Cell, Planning and Economic Affairs, Department, Thiruvananthapuram. Pp 152-158.
  19. Unnikrishnan N., A.Gangaprasad, and G. M. Nair 2007. Documentation of plants used in religious rituals and ceremonies in southern Kerala. XVIIth    Annual conference of IAAT & International seminar on ‘Changing scenario in Angiosperm systematics’. Organized by Department of Botany, Shivagi University, Kolhapur, India from 19th-21st November, 2007.Pp166.
  20. Sibin N.T.  A. Gangaprasad, G. Radhamani and N. Omanakumari and G. M. Nair 2007. Green pod culture of Coelogyne nervosa A. Rich. An endemic orchid of southern Western Ghats. XVIIth    Annual conference of IAAT & International seminar on ‘Changing scenario in Angiosperm systematics’. Organized by Department of Botany, Shivagi University, Kolhapur,  India from 19th-21st  November , 2007. Pp 195
  21. Seema S. Nair, Sumitha V.R.,  Gangaprasad, A. and G. M. Nair 2007. Production of ephedrine in the in vitro cultures of Sida cordifolia Linn. National Symposium on ‘Bioresources in the development of medicine’ and 28th Annual conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Organized by National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria, Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli from 20th to 22nd September 2007.
  22. Resmi Raj L., Jamuna C.J., Lekshmi Thampi, Radhakrishnan K.   A. Gangaprasad, Sureshkumar P.K., Subramoniam A., and G. M. Nair 2007. Preliminary pharmacological evaluation of Utleria salicifolia, an endangered ethno medicinal plant of Western Ghats. National Symposium on ‘Bioresources in the development of medicine’ and 28th Annual conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Organized by National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria, Bharrathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli from 20th to 22nd September 2007.
  23. Sibin N.T.  A.Gangaprasad, N. Omanakumari, G. Radhamani and G. M. Nair 2007.Orchidaceous panaceas from the cradle of Agasthyamala reserve –a biodiversity hot spot. National Symposium on ‘Bioresources in the development of medicine’ and 28th Annual conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Organized by National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria, Bharrathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli from 20th to 22nd September 2007.
  24. Salvy Thomas, A. Gangaprasad and Stephen Joseph 2006. Direct organogenesis in  Enicostema axillare(Lam.) Raynal- an important  medicinal herb. Indian J. of Botanic Research 2: 205-210.
  25. Anish N.P., A.Gangaprasad, N. Omanakumari, G. Radhamani and G. M. Nair 2006. A preliminary study on the epiphytic orchids of Agasthyamala Biological Park, A biodiversity hot spot in the Western Ghats. XVIth    Annual conference of IAAT & International seminar on ‘Present Trends and Future Prospects of Angiosperm Taxonomy’. Organized by MACS-Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India from October 4-5, 2006.
  26. A.Gangaprasad G. M. Nair and S. Seeni 2005. conservation Biotechnology of selected endemic plants of Western Ghats. XVth    Annual conference of IAAT & National seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Plant Taxonomy’.  Organized by Post Graduate Department of Botany, Nagpur University, Nagpur from October 20-21, 2005.
  27. A. Gangaprasad and G.M. Nair 2005. Conservation Biotechnology of rare and endangered medicinal and aromatic plants of the Western Ghats. 17th Kerala Science Congress held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Keral during 29th-31st January 2005. 
  28. A.Gangaprasad 2005. In vitro propagation and conservation of medicinal plants. National seminar on ‘Biotechnological Interventions in Environmental Management- Bioconcepts-2005’ Souvenir, Priyadarsan and D. Prasad (Eds.) January 18th 2005. Organized by Post Graduate Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Kollam Pp116-119.
  29. Gangaprasad A, Sumesh Koshy, P.K. Sureshkumar and G. M. Nair 2004. Conservation through micropropagation of Rauvolfia micrantha Hook.f. an endangered medicinal plant from the Western Ghats. XIVth    Annual conference of IAAT & National seminar on ‘New frontiers in Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity conservation’. Organized by Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram from 29-31 December 2004 Pp 128.
  30. Sarajith V.V., S. Ajeeshkmar, S. William Decrse, Gangaprasad A,  and G. M. Nair 2004. Seed cryopreservation is effective for the ex sit conservation of wild orchids of Western Ghats. XIVth    Annual conference of IAAT & National seminar on ‘New frontiers in Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity conservation’. Organized by Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram from 29-31 December 2004 Pp 133-134.
  31. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S 2004. Orchids of Agasthyamala and their conservation. In ‘Plant Diversity Human welfare and conservation’ M.K Janarthanam & D. Narasimhan 9Eds.) , Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa. Pp370-380.
  32. Mohanan C.N. and A. Gangaprasad 2004. The Sacred Groves of Kerala and their conservation. Proceedings of the National Workshop on ‘Sacred groves’ organized by MOEF, Govt of India and  Forest and Wildlife Department, Govt. of Kerala held at Calicut from 16-18 September 2004. Pp 44-55.
  33. Latha PG and Gangaprasad A. 2003. Tissue culture studies on two important terrestrial orchid species of Kerala. Proc.of the National seminar on Plant Reproductive Biology and Mutation Breeding. Organized by Department of Botany Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram. Pp39-43. 
  34. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S 2002. Orchids of Agasthyamala and their conservation. XII Annual conference of IAAT & National seminar on Plant Taxonomy in Nation development at Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa during September 26th & 27th, 2002.
  35. Gangaprasad A and Bijukumar A. (Eds.) 2002. Ayurveda, the Science of life. The official CDROM of World Ayurveda Congress 2002. World Ayurveda Congress organized by Swadeshi Science Movement & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 1-4 November 2002 Kochi, Kerala, India. 
  36. Gangaprasad A and Seeni S 2000. Micropropagation and field establishment of Geophila reniformis, a rare ethnomedicinal plant. National seminar on sustainable management of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) of Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats- 2000. Organised by the Forest and Wildlife Department. Govt. of Kerala, 25-27 May 2000.
  37. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 2000. Conservation through green pod culture and reintroduction of Ipsea malabarica (Rchb.f.) J.D. Hook, a rare and exquisite orchid of the Western Ghats. Paper presented in the First meeting of the Indian Subcontinent region orchid Specialist Group (ISROSG) at TBGRI from 13-17 April 2000.
  38. Gangaprasad A, Seeni S and Pushpangadan P 1998. In vitro propagation and restoration of Janakia arayalpathra Joseph & Chandra. (Periplocaceae), a rare ethnomedicinal plant. International Conference on Conservation of Tropical Species, Communities and Ecosystem, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  39. Gangaprasad A 1998. Conservation of rare and exquisite orchids of the Western Ghats of Kerala. A biotechnological approach. National Seminar on Biodiversity, Conservation and Taxonomy of tropical flowering plants Calicut, Kerala.
  40. Pushpangadan P,.Seeni S, Jacob Thomas, William Decruse S, Mohan Das A, Mathew SP, Gangaprasad A and. Radha RK 1999. Gene Bank for medicinal and aromatic plants at Tropical Botanic  Garden  and  Research Institute- A state- of- the art report.  Pages 63-7, in M.Salleh, S.Natesh, A.Osman and A.A. Kadir (Eds.), Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Strategies and Technologies for Conservation. Proc.of the Symposium on State of the art strategies and technologies for conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants. G-15 Gene  Bank for medicinal and aromatic plants, Kualumpur, Malaysia September 29-30,1997.
  41. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni  S and .Sarojini Menon V 1997. Micropropagation and reintroduction of Anoectochilus elatus Lindl. A rare, endemic terrestrial orchid of Western Ghats. National symposium in Emerging trends in plant tissue culture and molecular biology, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  42. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S and.Sarojini Menon V 1996. Micropropagation and reintroduction of Ipsea malabarica and Vanda spathulata, two rare and exquisite orchids of Western Ghats. National seminar on Conservation of endangered species and ecosystems. Biotechnological and ecological approaches. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, December 5-7.
  43. Sarojini Menon V, Seeni  S, William Decruse S and  Gangaprasad A 1995. A preliminary study on the habitat, distribution, population density Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Stein at Agasthyamalai in South India. National Seminar on A decade of orchid research and development. J. Orchid Soc. India 9 (1-2) 55-67.
  44. Gangaprasad A and Mohanan CN 1995. Sacred groves of Kerala and biodiversity conservation. In Proc. Seventh Kerala Sci. Cong. (Ed P.K.Iyengar) Pp125-126.
  45. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S 1995. Species seedling and mericlone bottle for practical conservation and sustained economic utilization of the Western Ghats orchids. In proc. Seventh Kerala Sci. Cog. (Ed P.K. Iyengar.) Pp27-30
  46. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Jose JC, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 1994. Sustainable development and economic utilization of wild orchid resources of Kerala. International Congresson Kerala Studies, Trivandrum. 
  47. Gangaprasad A, William Decruse S, Seeni S and   Sarojini Menon V 1994. Nutritional requirements of selected epiphytic and terrestrial species orchid seeds in vitro. National Seminar on Impact of Plant Physiology on Indian Agriculture, Department of Plant Physiology, Agricultural College, Bapatla.
  48. Sarojini Menon V, S.Seeni, William Decruse S and  Gangaprasad A 1994. A preliminary study on the distribution, population and habitat of Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.)Stein at Agasthyamalai in South India. National Seminar on A decade of orchid research and development. The Orchid Society of India, October 1994.
  49. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A, Seeni S and  Sarojini Menon V 1994. Micropropagation and reintroduction of Smithsonia maculata a rare exquisite and endemic orchid of the Western Ghats. National Seminar on A decade of orchid research and development. The Orchid Society of India, October 1994.
  50. Gangaprasad A, Latha PG, William Decruse S, Seeni S and Sarojini Menon V 1991.Tissue and protoplast culture requirements of orchids. National Seminar on Biology, Improvement and Commercialisation of Indian Orchids. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.
  51. Gangaprasad A, Jayakumaran Nair A, Latha PG, Seeni S and  Sarojini Menon V 1991. Ex situ conservation of rare and exquisite orchids of the Western Ghats through in vitro culture- A feasibility study. Seminar on Ecology & Western Ghats, Karnatak    University, Dharwar.
Technical Report
  1. William Decruse S, Gangaprasad A and Prakashkumar R.2007. Micropropagation and cultivation of most sought after medicinal herbs used in Ayurveda and allied systems with peoples’ participation. Sponsored by Department of Science Technology, Govt. of India.  (Project completion report).
  2. Ganeshan S., G. M. Nair, William Decruse S and  Gangaprasad A 2007.   Establishment of a seed and pollen cryobank for ex situ conservation and sustainable utilization of orchids of Western Ghats’ Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. (Project completion report).
Popular Science Article
  1. Gangaprasad A. 2004. Conservation of medicinal plants through tissue culture.  ‘Amritham’ a special issue on the occasion of World Environment Day, By OISCA International, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter, South India Pp 95-97.
  2. Gangaprasad A. and D. Ajithkumar 2004. Safed Musli- a new wonder crop. Science India. The National Science Magazine Vol. 7No.3 Pp 4.
  3. Radhakrishnan K. and Gangaprasad A. 2002. Mahali- Pachimaghatathilae oru divya oushadhi. Aranyam Vol.16: 13. Published by Forest and Wildlife Department, Govt. of Kerala.
  4. Gangaprasad A. 2001.  Lady’s slipper orchid - Paphiopedilum druryi. Aranyam Vol.15: 15&30. Published by Forest and Wildlife Department, Govt. of Kerala.
  5. Gangaprasad A. 2001. Paphiopedilum druryi- Agasthyamalayilae Ottayan. Kerala Cut Flower Producers Society, Monthly Bulletin. December
  6. Gangaprasad A. 2001. Monopodial orchidukal - Aeridis. Kerala Cut Flower Producers Society, Monthly Bulletin. July- August. 
  7. Gangaprasad A. 2001. Monopodial orchidukal. Kerala Cut Flower Producers Society, Monthly Bulletin. June. 
  8. Gangaprasad A. 2001. Keralathile orchid krishiyude sadyathakal. Labour India Pbublication. 
  9. Gangaprasad A. 2001. Orchid valarthal vinodhathinum varumanathinum. Swadeshi Science Vol.11: 34-37. 
  10. Gangaprasad A. 2000. Sahiyadriyilae orchidukal. Swadeshi Science Vol.10: 197-201.