Venu Potharaju


List of Publications


1.                   V. Seshavatharam  &  P.Venu 1981. Some observations on the ecology of Kolleru lake. Jour. Ecol. Environ. Sci. 7: 35–44.             


2.                   V. Seshavatharam & P. Venu 1981. Mineral accumulation by two submerged aquatic weeds of Lake Kondakarla. Proc. 8th Asian Pacific weed Sci. Soc. Conf. 329–333.


3.                   V. Seshavatharam & P. Venu 1982. An ecological study of the vegetation of Kolleru Lake. Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 24: 70–75.


4.                   P. Venu 1984. Indicator and functional role of phytoplankton in the effluents of Rangpo distillaries of Sikkim Himalayas. Phykos 28 (1&2): 38–44.


5.                   P. Venu & V. Seshavatharam 1984. Dry matter production and chlorophyll content of two submerged weeds of Lake Kondakarla. Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad. B 50 (2): 188-195.


6.                   P. Venu & V. Seshavatharam 1984. Phytoplankton production in relation to Physico-chemical conditions in Lake Kondakarla. Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad. B 50 (6): 588-595.


7.                   P. Venu & Virendra Kumar 1985. Physico-chemical conditions and Phytoplankton production in river Tista and its tributaries in Sikkim Himalayas. Acta Botanica Indica 13: 158-164.


8.                   P. Venu & Virendra Kumar 1985. Studies on foliar analysis in relation to growth in Pinus petula in Sikkim Himalayas. Acta Botanica Indica 13: 184-190.


9.                   V. Seshavatharam & P. Venu 1986. Primary production in three fresh water bodies of Andhra Pradesh. Phykos 25 (1&2): 68-74.


10.               P. Venu & V. Seshavatharam 1988. Primary Production, Chlorophyll content and Energy values in two aquatic weeds of Lake Kondakarla. Jour. Ind. Bot. Soc. 11(2): 210-219.


11.               P. Venu & V.  Seshavatharam 1988. Energy values of four aquatic weeds of Lake Kondakarla. Acta Botanica Indica 16(2): 119-121.


12.               P. Venu & V. Seshavatharam 1989. Nutrient accumulation of two floating leaved macrophytes in Lake Kondakarla. Acta Botanica Indica 17: 12-20.


13.               P. Venu, M.K.Bhasin & Virendra Kumar 1990. Human activitiy and its impact on vegetation: a case study in Sikkim Himalayas. Jour. Human Ecol. 1(1): 27-38.


14.               P. Venu,  M.K. Bhasin & Virendra Kumar 1990. Limnological survey of water bodies of Sikkim Himalayas, India. Jour. Human. Ecol. 1(2): 141- 167.


15.               P. Venu, M.K. Bhasin, & Virendra Kumar 1990. A study of limitations and potentialities of people, forests and agriculture in the ecodevelopment of Sikkim Himalayas, India. Jour. Human Ecol. 1(3): 249-256.


16.               M. P. Nayar & P. Venu 1990. Problems and prospects of botanial methods of mineral exploration with reference to India- an appraisal. Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 32 (1-4): 28-42.


17.               R. Rajan & P. Venu 1990. Pondicherry- in Floristic diversity and conservation strategies in India 3: 1343-1360. (ed. by V. Mudgal and P.K. Hajra). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.


18.               P. Venu & Gyan Chand 1991. Indicator plant species for copper. GSI News 18:


19.               P. Venu & Gyan Chand 1993.Vegetation as a guide to copper gradient. GSI News 24 (1):


20.               Gyan Chand & P. Venu 1994.  A study on plant communities in relation to copper mineralisation around Rakha mines, Singhbhum copper belt, Bihar. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind. 44: 663-670.


21.               P.  Venu 1994.Wetland plant resources for conservation. ENVIS News letter 1: 2-3.


22.               P.  Venu 1994. Biodiversity of Floodplain wetlands in Eastern India. Presented in a Seminar on Floodplain Wetlands organized by British Council, Calcutta and Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.


23.               P. Venu & P.K. Hazra 1995. Some aspects on diversity and utilization of aquatic macrophytes from flood plain wetlands of India. submitted in the International Conference on Wetlands and Development held in Selangor, Malaysia


24.               P. Venu 1995. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and Flora. Some considerations presented in EIA Workshop, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.


25.                P. Venu & P.K. Hazra 1995. Studies on aquatic macrophytic production in two important lakes of Andhra Pradesh, India. In the Proceedings on 6th International Conference on the Conservation and management of lakes, Lake Kasumigaura ‘95. Tsukuba and Tsuchiura cities, Japan 1: 215-219.


26.                P. Venu & Gyan Chand 1996. Biogeochemical studies in some copper rich areas of Singhbhum Copper Belt, Bihar, India. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind.  48: 439-447.


27.                 G.V.S. Murthy, P. Venu & M. Sanjappa 1996. Physiography in Flora of India: Introductory Volume Part I. 1-15.


28.                 P. Venu, G.V.S. Murthy & M. Sanjappa 1996. Geology in Flora of India: Introductory Volume Part I. 16-40.


29.                G.V.S. Murthy, P. Venu & M. Sanjappa 1996. Climate in Flora of India: Introductory Volume Part I. 41-52.


30.                P. Venu 1998. A review of floristic diversity inventory and monitoring methodology in India. Proc. Indian Natnl. Sci. Acad. B 64 (5&6): 281-292.


31.                S.R. Srinivasan & P. Venu 1998. Floral Status of Rajeev Gandhi Wild-life Sancturary (tiger reserve), Andhra Pradesh; in: Plant diversity in Tiger reserves of India (ed. by Hazra et al.) 97-100.


32.                P. Venu 1999. Environmental Impact Assessment: Some considerations on evaluation of flora – An overview. Proc. Indian Natnl. Sci. Acad. B 65 (5): 257-274.


33.                P. Daniel, P. Venu, S.A. Muthukumar, G.J. Thiyagaraj & C.P. Malathi 2000. A taxonomic reassessment of the genus Polycarpaea Lam. (Caryophyllaceae) in India. J. Swamy Bot. Cl. 17: 3-12.  


34.                P. Venu & P. Daniel 2000. The identity and distribution of Leucas wightiana Benth. (Lamiaceae) J. Swamy Bot. Cl. 17: 69-74.      


35.                P. Venu, S.A. Muthukumar & P. Daniel 2001. Polycarpaea majumdariana (Caryophyllaceae)- a new species from Tamil Nadu, India. Nord. Jour. Botany 21(6): 577-579.


36.                P. Venu, T.J.S. Rajkumar & P. Daniel 2001. Overlooked variation in Phyllanthes polyphyllus (Euphorbiaceae). J. Swamy Bot. Cl. 18: 9-14.


37.                P. Venu & M. Sanjappa  2001. Forests- in Ecosystems of India (ed. J.R.B. Alfred, A.K. Das & A.K. Sanyal), Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 123-147.


38.                P.  Venu & P. Daniel 2002. Wetlands; in: Singh, N.P. & Singh, K.P. - in Floristic diversity and conservation strategies in India 4:  2933 – 2981. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.


39.                P.  Venu  2002. Some conceptual and practical issues in taxonomic research. Curr. Sci. 82(8): 1-10.


40.                P. Venu & P. Daniel 2002. Capsule dimorphism in Justicia glauca Rottler (Acanthaceae) Rheedea 12(2): 101-105.      
41.                P. Venu, T.J.S. Rajkumar & P. Daniel  2003. On the identity of and sterility in Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews (Nymphaeaceae) Rheedea 13: 29-34.


42.                P. Venu & P. Daniel 2003. Is Hemigraphis venosa C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) extinct? Bull. Bot. Surv. India 45: 91-96.
43.               P. Venu & P. Daniel 2003. What is Kanjarum palghatense Ramam.? (Acanthaceae)? Bull. Bot. Surv. India 45: 97-104. 2003.


44.               P. Venu & P. Daniel 2003. How distinct is Strobilanthes pushpangadanii E. S. S. Kumar & al. from S. lawsoni Gamble (Acanthaceae)? Bull. Bot. Surv. India. 45: 105-110.   


45.               P. Venu & P. Daniel 2005. Strobilanthes circarensis Gamble, a synonym of S. pulneyensis C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) Bull. Bot. Surv. India 47: 87-92.


46.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2005. A book review on MAKHANA by R. K. Mishra, Vidyanath Jha & P.V. Dehadri IARI, New Delhi; Bull. Bot. Surv. India 47: 201-202.  


47.               M. Sanjappa, P. Venu & Dinesh Albertson 2005. Sasya Bharathi (Dakshinamnaya) A Database on Plants of South India” by K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore- 560 065. Curr. Sci. 88 (5): 825 & 826.


48.               N. P. Balakrishnan & P. Venu  2005. Nymphaeaceae; Flora of Kerala 1: 198-203.


49.               K. Ramamurthy & P. Venu  2005. Celastraceae; Flora of Kerala 1: 695-722.


50.               P. Venu, W. Arisdason, C.R. Magesh & T. Satyananda Murthy 2006. Brownlowia tersa (L.). Kosterm. (Tiliaceae) – its taxonomy and distribution in India. Rheedea 16(2): 111-114. 


51.               P. Venu 2006. Botanical Survey of India opens a new circle in Hyderabad (under News and notices) Bull. Bot. Surv. India 48 (1-4):  223-224.


52.               P. Venu & W. Dinesh Albertson 2006. The identity of Stenosiphonium wightii Bremek. (Acanthaceae). Bull. Bot. Surv. India. 48: 211-216.


53.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2006. Information sharing and plant diversity conservation and management in “Perspectives on Biodiversity- A vision for Megadiverse countries.(Eds: D.D. Verma, Sujatha Arora & R.K. Rai) 259-269. MoEF, New Delhi.


54.               W. Arisdason, C.R. Magesh, W. Dinesh Albertson & P. Venu 2008. Mangroves of Andhra Pradesh: Taxonomy, Rarity and Conservation. Proc.  Andhra Pradesh Akademi Sci. Hyderabad; 12 (1&2): 193-202. 


55.               W. Arisdason, C.R. Magesh & P. Venu 2008. The genus Xylocarpus J. König (Meliaceae) in India; Rheedea 18(1): 43-52.


56.               M. Sanjappa, P. Venu & W. Dinesh Albertson 2008. Materials for developing Database in Taxonomic Research-A Review.  Proc. Indian Natnl. Sci. Acad. 74: 27-38.


57.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu  2008. A book review: Legumes in India- applications in food, medicine and industry by Miss Mamatha Rao, published by Anne Books India, New Delhi.  Bull. Bot Surv. India 50: 216-217.


58.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2009. Floral wealth In SAARC Nations-Problems and Prospectus, A Synopsis.


59.               P. Venu, P.V. Prasanna & R.C. Srivastav  2009. Plant diversity in Andhra Pradesh & Orissa- tasks ahead for Botanical Survey of India submitted for ensuing conference on Biodiversity to be conducted in BSI, Head quarters, Kolkata


60.               M. Sanjappa, P. Venu & P.V. Prasanna 2010. BSI Contribution to Floral Documentation and Conservation.  Curr. Sci.  99 (4):  418-419. 


61.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2010. A Review on the book titled 'PLANTS affecting HUMAN MIND (Psychoactive Plants) by Dr. S. K. Jain by Deep Publications, Delhi. Nelumbo 51: 255.


62.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2010. A Review on 'Supplement to Flora of Andhra Pradesh India' by C. Sudhakar Reddy, K.N. Reddy, Vatsavaya S. Raju published by Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2008. Nelumbo 51: 256.


63.               M. Sanjappa, P. Venu, W. Arisdason & Dinesh Albertson 2011. A review of mangrove species in India. In: Towards conservation and management of Indian mangroves. 35-52. MoEF, Govt. of India. New Delhi.


64.               M. Venkat Ramana, P.V. Prasanna, P. Venu & Avishek Bhattacharjee  2011. Some critical notes on Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R. Br. var. africana (P. Beauv.) J.K. Morton (Lamiaceae). Taiwania 56(3):  254 – 256.


65.               M. Venkat Ramana, P.V. Prasanna & P. Venu 2011. Hybanthus stellarioides (Domin) P.I. Forst.  (Violaceae), A New Record for India Rheedea 21(1): 10-12.


66.               P. Venu & M. Sanjappa 2011.The impact factor and taxonomy. Curr. Sci.  101(11): 1397.


67.               P. Venu Botanical Survey of India, Its History and Evolution in the context of Floral Documentation and Conservation; presented at Calcutta university


68.               P. Venu Science Research in Governmental Institutions
69.               P. Venu & Paramjit Singh 2011. A review on the book “Towards conservation and Management of Mangrove ecosystems in India”. Bhatt, J.R., Macintosh, D.J., Nayar, T.S., Pandey, C.N. & B.P. Nilratna (eds), St. Joseph’s Press, Thiruvananthapuram; Produced by Mangroves for the future (MFF) India, New Delhi. Nelumbo 52: 236-237.
70.               P. Lakshmi Narasimhamam & P. Venu 2012. People Working with Botanical Collections and Convention on Biological Diversity. Phytotaxonomy


71.               M. Venkat Ramana, P. Venu & M. Sanjappa 2012. The Rediscovery of Polyalthia crassa R. Parker (Annonaceae) from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Rheedea 22(1): 5-8.


72.               Anant Kumar, Avishek Bhattacharjee & P. Venu 2012. On the distribution of Zeuxine lindleyana, an endemic orchid of India   Richardiana 12(4):  194-200.
73.               M. Venkat  Ramana, P.V. Prasanna  &  P. Venu  2012. Ledebouria  hyderabadensis (Asparagaceae),  a new species from India Kew Bulletin 67 (3): 1-4.


74.               M. Sanjappa & P. Venu 2012. A Book review on Plant Taxonomy Past, Present and Future, Edited by Rajni Gupta, Tata Energy Research Institute, TERI Press, New Delhi-110 003 Curr. Sci. 103(6): 2012.


75.               Suman Halder & P. Venu 2012. The taxonomy and report of flowering in Lemna L. (Lemnaceae) in India Curr. Sci. 102(12). 1629 -1632.


76.                   M. Venkat ramana, P.Venu & M. Sanjappa 2012.  An imperfectly known Cleidion nitidum (mull.arg.) Thwaites ex Kurz (Euphorbiaceae) from Andaman & Nicobar islands, India.  Nelumbo 54: 1-5.


77.                   C.R. Magesh, P. Lakshminarasimhan and P. Venu 2012  New plant records for Jharkhand ZOO’s PRINT 27(5): 24-25.


78.               Suman haldar & P. Venu 2013. Lemna landoltii sp. nov. (Lemnaceae) from India. Taiwania 58(1):12-14.


79.               Halder, S., A. Kumar, V. Ranjan & P. Venu 2013. A New species of Fimbristylis from Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India  Kew Bulletin (accepted)


80.               M.K. Pathak & P. Venu 2013. Taxonomic and Nomenclatural notes on two species of Cleidiocarpon Airy Shaw (Euphorbiaceae)” Japanese Journal of Botany 88 (4): 216-221.


81.               P.Venu & Vinaya ranjan 2013. Achyarya Jagadesh Bose Indian Botanic Garden- Howrah. Nelumbo (special issue; in press)


82.               Suman Haldar & P. Venu 2013. The distinctive Typha angustifolia L. ignored in Indian floras! Rheedea (communicated)


83.               Suman Halder, P. Venu & P. Daniel 2013.  Lectotypification of Typha angustifolia L.(Typhaceae) Taxon (accepted)


84.               Anant Kumar, Avishek Bhattacharjee & P. Venu 2013. Zeuxine reflexa (Orchidaceae)- a report on its occurrence and conservation status from India Richordiana 284-294.


85.               S. Bandyopadhyay, Gopal Krishna & P. Venu 2013. Names of new taxa published and types deposited – A case study. Nelumbo (communicated)


86.               S. Bandyopadhyay, Gopal Krishna & P. Venu 2013. Names of new taxa published and types deposited – second case study.  Rheedea  (communicated) 



Technical reports:

v  Ecology and Weed Biology of Kolleru Lake. CSIR Project Report, Andhra University, Waltair, 1978.

v  Limnological studies on Kondakarla Lake- A fresh water body near Visakhapatnam. UGC Project Report, Andhra University, Waltair, 1982.

v  Impact of Human Activities on Ecosystems and vice versa with special reference to Sikkim Himalayas. MAB Project Report, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1984.

v  Interim Report on ‘Geobotanical and biogeochemical exploration in Singhbhum copper belt, Singhbhum District, Bihar. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, 1990.

v  Final report on ‘Geobotanical and biogeochemical Investigations in Singhbhum copper belt, Singhbhum District, Bihar. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, 1996.

v  Status Assessment of some medicinal plants of South India, Coimbatore, 1998. 

v  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies of Hogenakkal water supply and drainage project, 2000.

v  Environmental Impact Assessment of iron ore mining in Rawghat iron ore deposit area – Kanker and Bastar districts, Chhattisgarh.

v  Studies on ‘The Mangroves of Krishna and Godavari Estuaries’ submitted Final project report.

v  Flora of Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India.


 List of Books Published
1.       Geobotany and Biogeochemistry. An orientation study in Singhbhum copper belt, Bihar. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, 1997.
2.       Strobilanthes Blume in Peninsular India, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. St. Joseph’s Press, Thiruvananthapuram, 2005
3.       Trees of Hyderabad. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, 2012.
Book assisted in editing
4. Flora of Kerala Volume I St. Joseph’s Press, Thiruvananthapuram, 2005


P. Venu
Scientist 'F'
Botanical Survey of India
Deccan Regional Center
Hyderabad -500048