Bindu S.


  1. Bindu, S; Chitra, C.R and Anilkumar, C., 2007 Polyembryony in Rauvolfia s erpentina (L.) Benth.Ex.Kurtz “In Indian Forester” Vol.133 (12): 1711-1714.

  2. Anilkumar, C, C.R.Chitra, S. Bindu and P. Padmesh  2008 Seed germination andstorage studies in Ficus krishnae C. DC.   Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 13(1) N.S. pp 66-72.

  3. Chitra, C.R., Anilkumar, C., and Bindu.S. 2010, “Germination and storage studies on Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent. Seeds” Journal of Non Timber Forest products, Vol.17 (2):179-181.

  4. Anilkumar, C., Chitra, C.R., Bindu, S., Prajith, V. and Mathew, P.J.2010 ‘Dormancy and germination of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn,) Colebr seeds’ Seed Science and Technology, 38,585-594.

  5. Anil Kumar C, Bindu S, Chitra C R and Mathew, P J. 2011.  Taxonomic significance of fruit and seed morphology in identification of south Indian Rauvolfia L. (Apocynaceae) .  Rheedea. Vol.21 (2), 160-166.

  6. Anilkumar C, Chris Ipe, Bindu S, Chitra C. R, Mathew P. J and Krishnan P. N.,2012 Seed  segregation among five South Indian Rauvolfia L. species aided by electrophoretic protein profiling. Current Science, (scientific correspondence) Vol.103, no.2, 25th July 2012, 138-140.

  7. Bindu, S., K.B. Rameshkumar, Brijesh Kumar, Awantika Singh and C. Anilkumar,  2014.  Distribution of reserpine in Rauvolfia species from India – HPTLC and LC-MS studies.  Industrial Crops and Products, 62: 430-436. (Impact factor: 3.5)

  8. Bindu S and C. Anilkumar, 2014. Comparative carpology of south Indian Rauvolfia species. Phytomorphology, 64 (3&4): 89-99.

  9. Kumar, S., Bajpai, V., Singh, A., Bindu, S., Srivastava, M., Rameshkumar, K.B. and Kumar, B., 2015. Rapid fingerprinting of Rauwolfia species using direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry combined with principal component analysis for their discrimination. Analytical Methods, 7(14): 6021-6026.  DOI: 1039/C5AY01249J (impact factor: 1.821)


  1. Anilkumar,C. Prajith,T.M. Chitra,C.R. and Bindu,S. (2011).Conservation of Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Wilde through standardization of seed desiccation protocols. XIII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and National Seminar on “Biodiversity conservation and climate change(BCCC-11)”[abstract].pp.45-46,CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India.

  2. Anilkumkar C, Chitra C.R, Bindu S. and Abdul Jabbar. Attended and presented a poster-An account on some wild edible underutilized fruits of Kerala, in the National Symposium on Underutilized and wild edible plants of India- “Future crops” held at University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Trivandrum on December 10-11, 2014.

  3. K.B. Rameshkumar, S. Bindu, Awantika Singh and Brijesh Kumar, 2014.  Distribution of indole alkaloids in Indian Rauvolfia species.  Joint Malaysia-UK Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry and Drug Discovery, held at International Medical University, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, on 13 December 2014.

  4. Chitra, C.R, Bindu, S., Prajith, T.M, Maya.P.V.and Anil kumar. C, 2014. “Phenology and Morpho-physiology of Fruits and seeds of Dasamoola plants.” 26th Kerala Science congress, 28-31 January 2014, Wayanad pp 215-217.

  5. Anilkumkar C, Chitra C.R, Bindu S, Maya P.V, Prajith T.M and Joemon Jacob. “An account on some endemic seeds of southern Western Ghats.” First National Biodiversity Congress NBC 2012, 27-30 Dec-2012.

  6. Bindu S and C. Anilkumar, 2013. Accessional variations in Rauvolfia serpentine seeds. 3rd International Science Congress ISC-2013, 8-9 Dec, 2013. International Science Congress Association, pp: 84-85.

  7. Anilkumar, C., Chitra, C.R., Bindu, S., Prajith, V. and Mathew, P. J., (2008). Storage of seeds improves germination of a rare, herbal species, Coscinium fenestratum. Golden jubilee conference on “Challenges and emerging strategies of improving plant productivity” [abstract],  pp.12 -14, IARI, New Delhi, India.).

  8. Anilkumar, C., Chitra, C.R., Bindu, S., Prajith, V. and Mathew, P. J., (2009) “Seed biological studies on a rare herbal species- Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr.”  Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Conference on Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Development, held at Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, Kannur. Pp 63-65.

  9. Anilkumar, C., Chitra, C.R., Bindu, S., Prajith, V., Deepu Sivadas and Mohamed Shijad. (2010) “Ex-Situ Conservation of Selected Endemic Species through Seed Banking”. Poster presentation at Golden Jubilee National Symposium On Plant Diversity Utilization and Management, May 27-29, 2010 at Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, TVM.

  10. Anil kumar. C, Chitra, C.R, Bindu, S., and Laiju Mathew 2007. “Seed studies on  12 Southern Western Ghats species.” 19th Kerala Science congress, 29-31 January 2007, Kannur, pp 215-217.

  11. Bindu, S., C.R.Chitra, J.Santhosh Kumar, C.Anil Kumar and P.N.Krishnan 2004 Comparative carpology of peninsular Indian Rauvolfia L. species. National seminar on new frontiers in plant taxonomy and bio diversity conservation.pp. 59-60.

  12. Bindu S and AnilKumar. C., 2012. Conservation of Rauvolfia micrantha Hook. f., a rare and endemic medicinal plant of southern Western Ghats. Presented at “Botanica 2012” International Seminar on “World Bioheritage Concerns over Climate change, with a special reference top Ethnic vegetables”.organized by The Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy, on September 7th-8th, 2012, at Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy. Abstract-page no.80-81.


Chapter in Book:

  1. Anilkumar, C., Chitra, C.R., Bindu, S., Maya, P.V., Prajith, T.M. and Joemon J., 2015. An Account on Some Endemic Seeds of Southern Western Ghats, In: Biodiversity Conservation – Challenges for the Future [Laladhas, K.P., Oommen V. Oommen and Sudhakaran P.R. (Eds.)], Chapter 10, p: 113-119.


Bindu S
Technical Officer
Seed Bank, Conservation Biology Division