Ramachandran V. S.


List of Publications


I. Books


1.  V.S.Ramachandran and V.J.Nair. 1988. Flora of Cannanore. Botanical-Survey of India, Calcutta. pp.1-599.


2. V.S.Ramachandran (Editor). 2010. Proceedings of the National Seminar Recent trends in the Conservation and Utilization of Under Utilized Wild Edible Plants (CUWEP-2009). Lambert Academic Publishing. pp.1-202.


3.V.S.Ramachandran (Editor). 2013. Plant diversity and Conservation” Pointer Publishers,Jaipur. pp.1-237.



II. Published Papers in International and National Journals


1.      Betty, T., & V. S. Ramachandran 2014. Additions to the Flora of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. The J. Biodiversity. Photon 113: 355-359.

2.      Santhosh Kumar, R., V.S., Ramachandran & V. Ramsundar 2014. A preliminary survey of wild plants with horticultural potential from Nilgiri district. The J. Biodiversity. Photon 113: 272-275.

3.      Selvalakshmi, S., S. Jayakumar & V.S. Ramachandran 2014. Are the sensitive zones degrading? A modelling approach using GIS and remote sensing. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 4(1): 7-17.


4.      Santhosh Kumar R., Ramachandran V.S. & C. Udhayavani 2014. Wild edible plant diversity of Kundah hills-Southern India. The J. Biodiversity. Photon 113:276-280.


5.      Ramachandran V.S., C. Udhayavani & P. Lakshminarasimhan 2014. Passiflora alata Curtis (Passifloraceae), an edible fruit-yielding plant species – A new record for India Zoo’s Print. 29(2): 27.


6.      Ramachandran, V.S., S. Selvalakshmi & T. Betty 2014. Floral diversity of Karianshola MPCA, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu, with special emphasis on the conservation of RET and endemic plants of Anamalai hills. Elixir Appl. Botany 66: 20653-20655.


7.      Joseph, S., G.P. Sinha & V.S. Ramachandran. 2013. A New Record of Syncesia (Lichenized Ascomycota) from India with Additional Taxonomic Characters. Taiwania 58 (4): 300-304.


8.      Fongod, A.G.N. & V.S. Ramachandran. 2013. Ethnobotanical uses of plants in Coimbatore District, South India and South West Region Cameroon. Nebio 4(6): 86-95. 



9.      Udhayavani, C., V.S.Ramachandran & Honey John A. 2013. Ecology and population study on Syzygium travancoricum Gamble (Myrtaceae)–A Critically Endangered species from Nilgiris. Nebio 4(5): 68-71.


10.  Ramachandran, V.S. & C.Udhayavani 2013. Knowledge and uses of wild edible plants of Paniyas and Kurumbas of Western Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources. 4(4): 412-418.


11.  Ramachandran, V.S.  2013. Eco-Restoration in Nilgiris by using economically potential edible plants. Advances in Pollen Spore Research 31: 167-183.


12.  Sonia Abraham & V.S. Ramachandran 2013. Additions to the Pteridophytic Flora of Tamil Nadu, India. Annals of Plant Sciences, 2(08): 268-271.


13.  Ramachandran, V.S. & R. Sasi 2013. Rediscovery of Argyreia Coonoorensis Smith & Ramas. (Convolvulaceae) after a century from the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 109(3): 156 – 157.


14.  Udhayavani, C.& V.S. Ramachandran (2013). On the occurrence of Memecylon clarkeanum Cogn. (Melastomataceae) - a vulnerable species from Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(13): 4811–4813.


15.  V.S.Ramachandran, Honey John, A, Siljo Joseph and Mounir M. Bekhit.2012. Rediscovery of Berberis nilghiriensis Ahrendt (Berberidaceae) from Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Taiwania 57 (4): 422-425.


16.  Sonia Abraham, V. S. Ramachandran & Sofiya. C. 2012. Potential ornamental ferns from Nilgiris, Tamilnadu. Advances in applied science research 3 (4): 2388-2391.


17.  Santhosh Kumar R., Ramachandran V.S. & V. Ramsundar. 2012. Conservation of Pteridophytes in the Western Ghats of Nilgiris. International Journal of Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences. 2 (2):311-314.


18.  Dhivya, S.,  Dhivya,  S., Rajeev, K. S.,  Jijo, C. J., Ramachandran, V. S. & Sathishkumar, R. 2012. DNA Barcode its effectively distinguishes the medicinal plant Boerhavia diffusa from its adulterants.  Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 10 (6): 364 – 367.


19.  Binu Thomas, V.S. Ramachandran and Rajendran, A. 2011. Ethnomedicinal Chasmophytes of Southern Western Ghats in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu, India. Hamdard Medicus, Vol 54 (3) 63-68.


20.   Joseph, S., S. Nayaka & V.S. Ramachandran. 2011.  Additions to the lichen flora of Nilgiris in Tamilnadu. BSI-ENVIS News letter, Vol 16 (1). 6.


21.   V.S. Ramachandran , Binu Thomas , C. Sofiya  & R. Sasi,2011, Rediscovery of an endemic plant Caralluma diffusa (Wight) N.E. Br. (Asclepiadaceae) from Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India, after 160 years, Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(3): 1622-1623.


22.  V. S. Ramachandran, S. Joseph, H. A. John and C. Sofiya, 2011, Caralluma bicolor sp. nov. (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from India. Nordic Journal of Botany 29: 447-450.


23.  Pushpalatha K.N., V.S.Ramachandran and K.Arumugasamy 2011. Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory activity of the whole plant extracts of Solanum americanum Miller. (Solanaceae) in albino male rats  South As. J. Biol.Sci. 1(1): 16 -20.


24.  V.S. Ramachandran & Selvalakshmi S., 2011, Floral diversity of Mathikettan  MPCA, Tamil Nadu, with special emphasis on additions to the flora of Palni hills. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 35(3): 473-477.


25.  Sasi.R and Ramachandran, V.S., 2010, The status and the re assessment of two endangered species from Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 34(3):619-624.


26.  Jaya Vijayan, Sasi.R. & V.S.Ramachandran, 2010, Additions to the Flora of Tamil Nadu, Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 34(4):782-783.


27.  Sofiya.C, and Ramachandran V.S, 2010, A Preliminary Survey of wild plants of horticulture value from Coimbatore district, in South Indian Horticulture, Coimbatore, 58:216-218.


28.  Binu Thomas and Ramachandran V.S, 2010, Chasmophytic diversity of the Southern  Western Ghats of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India,Phytotaxonomy 9:135-140.


29.  N.P.Rajith and V.S.Ramachandran. 2010. Ethnomedicines of Kurichiyas, Kannur District, Western Ghats, Kerala, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Radiance, 1(2):249-253.


30.  Rekha Vasudevan A. and V.S.Ramachandran.  2010. Plants used in traditional treatment of foot and mouth diseases in Cattle and allied animals. Scientia 6:184-186.


31.  Ramachandran V.S., Shijo Joseph& Aruna R., 2009, Ethnobotanical Studies from Amaravathy Range of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Coimbatore district, Southern India, Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 1069-1087, 2009.


32.  V.S. Ramachandran and S. Paulraj, 2009,  Arisaema tuberculatum C. Fischer (Araceae) from Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India – a note.  Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 104(2): 228.


33.  Ramachandran, V.S. 2007. Wild edible plants of the Anamalais, Coimbatore district, Western Ghats, Tamilnadu. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 6(1): 173-176.


34.  Ranjit Daniels, R.J., Ramachandran, V.S, Jayshree Vencatesan, Ramakantha, V. and Puyravaud, J.P. 2007. Dispelling the myth of tropical dry evergreen forests of India. Current Science 92 (5): 586-588.


35.  Ramachandran, V.S., Balasubramaniam, V. and Pandikumar, P. 2006. Additions to the grass flora of Tamilnadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 102(3): 362-365.


36.  Alagesaboopathi, C and Ramachandran, V.S 2006. SEM studies of seeds in the genus Andrographis Wallich ex Ness (Acanthaceae) in South India. Ad. Plant.Sci. 19 (2): 599-602.


37.  Ramachandran, (2006) Does underutilized Medicinal Plants Need Drug evaluation? Herbal Tech Industry 2 (2): 14-17.


38.  Ramachandran, V.S (2005) Diversity of Medicianl Plants- A case study from Tamil Nadu, Herbal Tech Industry 1 (9):16-19.


39.  Ranjit Daniels, R.J., Jayshree Vencatesan., Ramachandran, V.S, 2005. Fragile Ecosystems and the Eastern Ghats. EPTRI- ENVIS News letter 11(2): 5-8.


40.  Balasubramaniam, V., G.Thirumaran and V.S.Ramachandran 2005. Ixora johnsoni Hook.f., (Rubiaceae) and Syzygium travancoricum Gamble (Myrtaceae): Additions to the Flora of Tamil Nadu. J. Econ. Tax. Bot 29(2): 382-384.


41.  Alagesaboopathi, C., P.Dwarakan and V.S.Ramachandran, 2001. Variegated wild medicinal plant of Andrographis paniculata Nees (Acanthaceae) recorded in Kondapalli. Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Ancient Science of life 20(1): 10-11.


42.  Achar., K.P. et al.,2000. Tree Communities and human influence in the Western Ghats India. J. Indian, Inst Sci 80 (6): 553-579.


43.  Ramachandran, V.S., K.R.Devi and K.Sridevi, 2000. A Preliminary census on the hosts of Cuscuta hyalina Roth in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 24(2): 279-282.


44.  Alagesaboopathi, C., P.Dwarakan and V.S.Ramachandran, 2000. Andrographis paniculata Nees in Tribal Medicine of Tamilnadu. Ancient Science of life. 19 (1&2): 28-30.


45.  Alagesaboopathi, C. and V.S.Ramachandran, 2000. Methods of mass multiplication of Indian Andrographis Wallich ex Nees and its chemical analysis J.Econ. Tax. Bot. 24(3): 659-662.


46.  Alagesaboopathi, .and V.S.Ramachandran, 1999. Ecological observations on Andrographis elongate (Vahl) T. And. Geobios new Reports 18: 147-148.


47.  Alagesaboopathi, C., and V.S.Ramachandran, 1999. Seed germination studies on Andrographis alata Nees in Shevaroy Hills, Tamilnadu. Geobios new Reports 18: 155.


48.  Narendra Prasad, S. Vijayan. L., Balachandran,S., Ramachandran V.S., and C.P.A Verghese. 1998. Conservation planning for the Western Ghats of Kerala, I. A. GIS approach for location of biodiversity hot spots. Curr. Sci. 75 (3): 211-219.


49.  Ramachandran V.S. 1998. Rediscovery of two endemic taxa from Southern India with notes on their distribution. Rheedea 8(1): 83-86.


50.  Ramachandran V.S, V. Balasubramaniam and M.S. Binojkumar 1993. Euphorbia hispida Boiss. (Euphorbiaceae) An addition to the flora of Southern India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17 (2): 497-499.


51.  Ramachandran, V.S., Ravikumar, K. and V. Balasubarmaniam, 1992.Croton hirtus L Herit.(Euphorbiaceae): A new record for India. Indian J. Forestry 15(2): 183-185.


52.  Manian, S. and V.S. Ramachandran, 1991. (1990).A survey of Leafy vegetables in and around Coimbatore. J. Econ. Tax. Bot 14(3): 695-700.


53.  Balasubramaniam, Y. and V.S. Ramachandran. 1990. Notes on the occurrence of some endemic species from Tamil Nadu. J.Econ. Tax. Bot. 14 (2): 493-497.


54.  Ramachandran, V.S. and V. Balasubramaniam. 1990. Notes on the occurence of two interesting grasses from South India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 14(1): 131-134.


55.  Ramachandran, V.S. and S. Manian. 1990. Ethnobotnaical notes on the Irulas, the Koravas and the Puliyas from Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, Indian Bot. Rept. 8(2): 85-91.

56.  Ramachandran, V.S. Manorama, V. and N. Gowrishankar. 1990. Root nodulation in certain leguminous weeds. Science and Culture. 56 : 216 - 218.


57.  Ramachandran; V.S., and V. Balasubramaniam. 1990. On the occurence of Euphorbia deccanensis (Euphorbiaceae) and Bulbostylis puberula (Poir) Kunth (Cyperaceae) in Tamil Nadu. Science and Culture. 56 : 209-210.


58.  Ramachandran, V.S., Malarvizhi, R., Aruchami, M. and M.Jayapragasam. 1990. Nutritive value of some under exploited leafy vegetables. South Indian­ Horticulture. 36(6): 529-530.


59.  Ramachandran, V.S. and V. Balasubramaniam. 1988. Notes on the occurence of two interesting grasses from Tamil Nadu, J.Econ. Tax. Bot. 12(2) 433-434.


60.  Ramachandran, V.S. & V. Balasubramaniam. 1988. On the occurence of Alternanthera tenella Colla (Amarantheceae) and Torenia lindernioides Sald. (Scrophulariaceae) in Tamil Nadu. J. Swamy Bot.Cl. 5(2): 101-103.


61.  Ramachandran, V.S. and T.Gunamani. 1988. Notes on two      threatened plants from South India, Ibid. 5(2) : 105-106.


62.  Ramachandran, V.S. 1987. Further notes on the Ethnobotany of Cannanore district, Kerala. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 11(1): 47-50.


63.  Ramachandran, V.S., 1987. Rediscovery of two threatened plants from South India. Indian Bot. Reptr., 6(1): 44­45.


64.  Vajravelu, E. and V.S. Ramachandran. 1985. Notes on some rare plants from South India - IV. J.Econ. Tax. Bot., 7(3) : 614 - 616.


65.  Nair, N.C., P. Bhargavan and V.S. Ramachandran. 1985. Three new distribution records of Pyrrosia Mirbel (Polypodiaceae) from Southern India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 83: 265-267.


66.  Vajravelu, E and V.S. Ramachandran. 1985. Notes on some rare        plants from South India-III, J.Econ. Tax. Bot. 6(2): 415-416.


67.  Ramachandran, V.S., V.J. Nair and N.C. Nair. 1985. Notes on four endemic and rare species from Kerala, South India, J.Econ. Tax. Bot 6(2): 263-265.


68.  Pandurangan, A.G., V.S. Ramachandran and C.N.Mohanan. 1985. A new distributional records for Hiptage acuminata Wall. ex. Juss. (Malpighiaceae) from Peninsular India.  Ibid 6(1): 227-228.


69.  Pandurangan, A.G., V.S. Ramachandran and N.C. Nair. 1984. A note on the distribution and undescribed fruits of the rare plants Meteoromyrtus wynadensis (Bead.) Gamble Myrtaceae, Kerala, India. Ibid: 5(5): 1185-1188.


70.  Ramachandran, V.S., Nair, V.J. and N.C. Nair 1984. Notes on some interesting plants collected from Kerala. Ibid 5(1): 135-137.


71.  Ramachandran, V.S. P.V. Sreekumar and V.J. Nair. 1984. Panicum humidorum Buch.-Ham. ex.Hook.f.An addition to the grass flora of South India, J Econ. Tax. Bot., 5(5): 1009-1011.


72.  Ramachandran V.S., V.J. Nair and N.C. Nair. 1984. Stemodia verticillata (Mill.) Hassl. (Scrophulariaceae). A new record for India, J. Econ. Tax. Bot., 5(4) : 939-940.


73.  Ramachandran, V.S.& P. Bhargavan. 1984. Diospyros trichophylla Alston (Ebenaceae), A new record for India. Indian Forestry, 7(3) : 247-248.


74.  Bhargavan, P. and V.S. Ramachandran. 1984. Gvmnostachyum ceylanicum Arn. and Nees (Acanthaceae). An addition to the flora of India. J.Econ. Tax. Bot., 5(2): 445-446.


75.  Ramachandran, V.S., V.J. Nair and N.C. Nair. 1984. Some plant records from Kerala State. J.Econ. Tax.Bot. 5(1): 139-141.


76.  Ansari, R., V.S. Ramachandran & P.V. Sreekumar. 1984. Ischaemum jayachandrani. A new species of Poaceae from Kerala, India. Current Science. 53(3): 151-153.


77.  Ramachandran, V.S. 1983. Observations on the vegetation of Tellicherry division of Cannanore district. Kerala.  Bull. Bot. Surv. India. 23 (3 & 4) 140-145.

78.  Nair, V.J., V.S. Ramachandran and R. Ansari. 1983. A new Oberonia (Orchidaceae) from Kerala, India.  Blumea. 28 361-362.


79.  Ramachandran, V.S., N.C Nair and V.J. Nair. 1982. Rediscovery of Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis (Bedd.) Gamble (Myrtaceae), more than a century after its earlier collection J.Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 79(2) : 461 - 462.


80.  Nair, V.J. & V.S. Ramachandran, 1982. Notes on hitherto underscribed fruits of Salacia beddomei Gamble and Salacia fruiticosa Lawson (Hippocrateaceae). Indian J.Forestry, 4(3): 330-331. .


81.  Ramachandran, V.S. & V.J. Nair, 1982. Plant records from       Kerala State. J.Econ. Tax. Bot., 3: 659-662.


82.  Nair, V.J., V.S. Ramachandran & P.V.  Sreekumar.  1981. Chandrasekharania:  A genus of Poaceae from Kerala, India. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Sci.), 91 (2): 79­-82.


83.  Nair, N.C. and V.S. Ramachandran. 1980. A note on the rare plants Oianthus disciflorus Hook. f. Bull. Bot.Surv. India. 22(1_4) 234-235.


84.  Nair, V.J. and V.S. Ramachandran. 1982. Five plant records for Kerala. Bull. Bot.Surv. India. 22 (1-4) 193-194.


85.  Ramachandran, V.S. and V.J. Nair. 1981. Ethnobotanical studies in Cannanore district, Kerala State, India. J.Econ.Tax.Bot. 2 : 65-72.


86.  Ramachandran, V.S., N.C. Nair. 1981. Ethnobotanical observations on Irulars of Tamil Nadu, India. J.Econ.Tax.Bot. 2 : 183-190.


87.  Ramachandran, V.S., V.J. Nair, & N.C. Nair, 1980. On some very rare or noteworthy plants from Kerala State. J.Econ.Tax.Bot.1 : 93-97.




III. Published Papers in on-line journals


1.      Ramachandran, V. S., A. Honey John, T. Baluprakash & C. Udhayavani 2014.

Piper zeylanicum Miq. (Piperaceae) – a new record for India. International Letters of Natural Sciences.  21:32-35.


2.      Jothimani, K., V.S. Ramachandran & A. Rajendran. 2014. Role of Butterflies as Pollinators in Maruthamalai Hills of Southern Western Ghats. Academic J. Entomology 7 (1): 07-16.


3.      Jaya Vijayan, Ramachandran, V.S. & Binu Thomas. 2014. Gymnosperms: The Eye-Catchers in the Botanic Garden of Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Tamil Nadu, India. J. Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences. 4(3): 2205-2215.


4.      Jaya Vijayan, Ramachandran, V.S. & Binu Thomas. 2014. Temperate Himalayan Trees: Interesting Plants for Landscaping the Botanical Gardens.  J. Science. 4(1): 50-54.


5.      Jaya Vijayan, Ramachandran, V.S. & Binu Thomas. 2014. The role of Botanic Gardens in the Conservation of Wild and Native Flora. Research in Plant Biology 4(1): 20-25.


6.      Jaya Vijayan, Ramachandran, V.S. & Binu Thomas. 2014. Role of Botanic Gardens in Conserving Edible Plants. European J. Environmental Ecology. 1(1):26-28.


7.      Jaya Vijayan, Ramachandran, V.S. & Binu Thomas. 2014.  Botanic Gardens: Suitable Habitats for Conserving Medicinal Plants. International J. Pharmacology Research. 1:62-65. 




IV. Published Papers in Proceedings



1.      Ramachandran, V.S. 2014. Field and Herbarium techniques. In: Trends in Angiosperm taxonomy (eds.) R.Ramasubbu and R. Kumuthakalavalli. The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. 4-8. 


2.      Ramachandran, V.S. 2014. How to identify plants. In: Trends in Angiosperm taxonomy (eds.) R.Ramasubbu and R. Kumuthakalavalli. The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. 9-12.


3.      Ramachandran, V.S. and K.S.Amirthavalli 2013. A Study in Impact Plant Species on the Flora of Nilgiris In: Proceedings of Forest Health Management (eds. Balu, A., R.S.C.Jayaraj, A. Regupathy, V. Mohan, Rekha R. Warrier, T.P.Raghunath and N.Krishnakumar), IFGTB, Coimbatore 321 – 330.


4.      Ramachandran, V. S., Sonia Abraham and Mathew K. Sebastian 2013.  Biodiversity assessment of the flora of Karunya University Campus, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur.48-57.

5.      Honey John A., Sonia Abraham and V. S. Ramachandran. 2013. Systematic studies on crop wild relatives (CWRs) of Nilgiris, Tamilnadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur 74-91.


6.      Thirumaran, G., V. Balasubramanian and V.S.Ramachandran. 2013. A study on the arborescent flora of the tropical gene pool garden, Nadugani, Gudalur taluk, the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.)   V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur. 97-102.


7.      Ramachandran, V.S. and Jose T. Mathew 2013. Current status, distribution and conservation of RET species from Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur 110-117.


8.      Sathya M., R. Aruna and V. S. Ramachandran 2013. Weed flora of tea plantations of Kotagiri taluk, the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur 118-125.


9.      Jisha, K.  R. Aruna and V. S. Ramachandran. 2013. Riparian flora of Athikadavu (Bhavani River) and Theppakadu (Moyar River), Tamilnadu. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur 126-135.


10.  Siljo Joseph, Chandralekha, James Philip and V.S.Ramachandran. 2013. Studies on distribution and diversity of trichomes in certain members of Asteraceae. In:  Plant Biodiversity and Conservation. (ed.) V. S. Ramachandran. Pointer Publishers, Jaipur 220-226.


11.  Ramachandran, V.S., 2007. The role of Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiris in Conserving endemic plants of Western Ghats, Southern India, 98-103. In: Proceedings of the workshop on “Perspectives of Bio-Diversity Conservation: Status of Species Richness in Protected areas” sponsored by MOEN. S.Paulsamy (ed.) P.G. and Research Dept. of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore- 29.


12.  Ramachandran, V.S., 2007. The Richness of Bio-Diversity, an essential tool for tourism- a case study from the Mukurthi National Park, The Nilgiris, 21-26. In: Proceedings of the state Level Seminar on “Eco-tourism, Scope and Significance: The Nilgiris Perspective” sponsored by UGC. A Perumal (ed.) Dept. of History and Tourism, Govt. Arts College, Udhagamandalam.


13.  Ramachandran, V.S and Jaya Vijayan., 2006. Contribution of knowledge of non-timber products from tropical forests: A case study from Walayar Range, Palakkad District, Kerala, India. 593-596. In: Proceedings of the IV International Congress of Ethnobotany (ICEB 2005) “Ethnobotany: At the junction of continents and Disciplines” Fusan Ertug (ed.). Zero product ltd., Istanbul, Turkey.


14.  Das K.S.A, Ramachandran V.S. and Vijayan L. 2005. Tree species richness, diversity and abundance as a function of altitudinal gradient in Silent Valley National Park. In: Proceedings of the 18th Kerala Science Congress. Pp.420-422.


15.  Ramachandran, V.S., 2004. A study on the wild relatives of cultivated plants from Karian Shola, Indira Gandhi wild life Sanctuary, Anamalais, Western Ghats, Tamilnadu, 52-57. In: National Seminar on Conservation of Agro- Biodiversity in India- The role of stake holders, MOEn sponsored Dr. Sabitha Doraisamy, Mrs. R.Renuka and Mrs. E. Nithya (eds.) (Prepublications). School of Bio sciences, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore- 641 004.


16.  Ramachandran, V.S., 2003. The role of the Taxonomist in Biodiversity Conservation In: Proceedings of the UGC sponsored symposium on Bio resources and their management. S.Paulsamy, (ed.) Dept. of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.


17.  Ramachandran, V.S., 2001. Recovery of some rare and threatened plants from Southern India. 7-10 In: Proceedings of a National Seminar on Endemic and Endangered plant and animal species of Eastern and Western Ghats. G. Kumaravelu and K.K.Chaudhuri, (eds.) Forest Dept. Govt. of Tamilnadu, Chennai.


18.  Alagesaboopathy, S. and V.S.Ramachandran 2001. Notes on the Seedling Morphology of Andrographis lineata Nees (Acanthaceae) from Tamil Nadu In: Recent Researches in Plant Anatomy and Morphology Ed. J.K.Maheswari and A.P.Jain, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur.





1. National Seminar Recent trends in the Conservation and Utilisation of under    Utilized Wild Edible Plants (CUWEP-2009) from 20th to 21st March 2009.


2. XX Annual conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT)  and International symposium on “Taxonomy, Plant diversity and Conservation”   from 26th to 28th November 2010.


3. One day training programme on Plant identification techniques 9th March 2013.


4. Reassessment of Neo-Endemic Plants from Southern Western Ghats, South India”       from 16- 17August 2013.


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