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Dr. N. Mohanan
    Scientist EII & Head
Garden Management, Education, Information and Training Divisions
Phone:(O)91-472-2869226
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
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Area of Interest : Garden Development, Conservation studies, Angiosperm Taxonomy, Fern Taxonomy and Floristics.
Academic Qualifications  
    M. Sc. [Botany], Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 1981
Ph. D. [Botany-Angiosperm Taxonomy], University of Calicut, 1995
Awards, fellowships, membership in professional bodies
Life Member, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, 1991 onwards
Life Member, Indian Society for Conservation Biology, 1995 onwards
Research Guide, University of Kerala, 1997
Research Guide, University of Kannur,2006
Research Guide, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam , 2008
Fellow, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, 1992.
List of Publications
Books
1   Pandurangan A.G. and N. Mohanan 2010. New Vistas in Plant Taxonomy. TBGRI Publications, Thiruvananthapuram.
2   Nayar T.S., A. Rasia Beegum, N. Mohanan and G. Rajkumar 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala- a Hand Book. TBGRI Publications, Thiruvananthapuram.
3   Rajasekharan S., N. Mohanan, P.G. Latha, K G. Mohanlal and G.M. Nair 2005. Stars and Trees- Trees of Nakshathravanam. Thenmala Eco Tourism Promotion Council, Thiruvananthapuram.
4   Mohanan N and M. Sivadasan 2002. Flora of Agasthyamala. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
5   Ravi N. and N. Mohanan 2002. Common Tropical and Sub-tropical Sedges and Grasses- an Illustated Account. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield. USA (International Edition); Oxford & IBH, New Delhi (Indian Edition).
6   Nayar T.S., K.C. Koshy, C. Sathish kumar, N. Mohanan and S. Mukunthakumar 1986. Flora of Tropical Botanic Garden, Palode. TBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram.
Research papers
1   Raju Antony, V. K. Sreenivas and N. Mohanan 2012. Diplazium austrosylvaticum Fraser-Jenkins & Benniamin (Pteridophyta: Woodsiaceae), a new distributional record for Kerala. Indian J. Forestry, 35 (2):259-260.  
2   Krishnaraj, M.V., N. Mohanan 2012. A new combination in Zornia diphylla (L.) Pers. (Fabaceae, Dalbergieae) from India. Webbia 67 (1): 29-32.  
3   Raju Antony and N. Mohanan 2012. Dryopteris austro-indica Fraser- Jenkins (Pteridophyta: Dryopteridaceae), a new distributional record for Kerala. J. Non-timber Forest Products.19 (1): 79-80.  
4   Raj Vikraman R., A.G. Pandurangan, N. Mohanan and G. Thulasidas 2012. Structural mobility in tropical landscapes. Indian Horticulture 57, 2: 2, 36 & 37.  
5   Krishnaraj, M.V., N. Mohanan, T. Davis and J.M. Abraham 2012. Validating clitoria annua var. Sekharii (Fabaceae: Clitoriinae). Phytotaxa 46: 59.  
6   Krishnaraj M.V., and N. Mohanan 2012. A new combination in Crotalaria multiflora (Arn.) Bent. (Fabaceae). Phytotaxa 44: 58-62.  
7   Krishnaraj M. ., N. Mohanan and V.T. Antony 2011. A new variety of Crotalaria assamica (Fabaceae - Papilionoideae), from the Western Ghats, India. Rheedea 21 (2): 153-156.  
8   Raju Antony and N. Mohanan 2011. Metathelypteris flaccida (Blume) Ching (Thelypteridaceae: Pterydophyta), a very rare and little known fern from Kerala. J. Non-Timber Forest Products, 18 (2):161-162.  
9   Rameshkumar K.B., N. Sudheesh, V. George and N. Mohanan 2011. Volatile constituents of the roots of Cyperus compressus Linn. J. Essential Oil Research 23: 39-41.  
10   Raju Antony, S.M. Shareef & N. Mohanan 2010. Cycas nathorstii J. Schust (Cycadaceae), a New Record for Kerala State, India. Encephalartos 102: 17-18.  
11   Abdul Jabbar, M., M.V. Krishnaraj and N. Mohanan 2010. Crotalaria incana subsp. purpurascens (Fabaceae) - A new record for India. Rheedea 20 (2): 131-132.  
12   Raju Antony and N. Mohanan 2010. Ex-situ conservation and multiplication of Podocarpus wallichianus Presl. - A threatened conifer of Western Ghats. Indian J. Forestry 33 (1): 131-134.
 
13   Krishnaraj M.V., T.P. Ajeesh, N. Mohanan and N. Pramod kumar 2009. Calamus shenduruni Anto, Renuka and Sreekumar (Arecaceae) - a new record for Tamil Nadu, India. Indian J, Bot. Res. 5 (1 & 2): 123-124.  
14   Jose P.A., N. Mohanan and A. Hussain 2009. Clonal propagation through air layering in four endemic trees of Western Ghats. J. Non Timber Forest Products 16 (4):321-324.  
15   Jose P.A., N. Mohanan and A. Hussain 2009. Occurrance of twin seedlings in Humboldtia vahliana Wight and Syzygium mundagom (Bourd.) Chithra - two endemic trees of southern Western Ghats. The Indian Forster 135 (2): 290-292.  
16   Jose P.A., N. Mohanan and A. Hussain 2009. Albino seedlings and its genetic significance in Humboldtia vahliana Wight and Syzygium mundagom (Bourd.) Chithra – two endemic trees of southern Western Ghats. The Indian Forster 135 (1): 137-139.  
17   Nayar T.S., M. Sibi, A. Rasiya Beegam, N. Mohanan and G. Rajkumar 2008. Flowering plants of Kerala, statua and statistics. Rheedea 18 (2): 95-96.  
18   Joemon Jacob, N. Mohanan and K.C. Kariyappa 2008. A new species of Calamus (Arecaceae) from Silent Valley, the Western Ghats, India. Rheedea 18 (1): 29-31.  
19   Jose P.A., N. Mohanan and A. Hussain 2008. New record of seed pest Cryptorhynchus indicus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Humboldtia vahliana Wight. The Indian Forester 34 (6): 849-850.  
20   Sabu T., C. Anilkumar, Nabeesa Salim, L. Louis Jesudass, N. Mohanan and P.N. Krishnan 2008. Seed maturity, germination and storage studies on an endemic tree- Humboldtia decurrens Bedd. ex Oliver. The Indian Forester 134 (2): 203-211.  
21   Joemon Jacon, K.C. Kariyappa, E.S. Santhoshkumar and N. Mohanan 2007. Corypha umbraculifera L. A fast depleting palm of South India. J. Non Timber Forest Products 14 (1):79-80.  
22   Mohanan N. and M.G. Pimenov 2007. Sivadasania, a new genus of Apiaceae from Peninsular India. Botn. Zhurnal 92 (6):900-905.  
23   Sabu T., N. Mohanan and G.M. Nair 2007. Occurrence of Polyembryoni in Humboldtia decurrens Bedd. ex Oliver (Fabaceae- Caesalpinioideae), a rare endemic tree species of southern Western Ghats. The Indian Forester 133 (1):129-130.  
24   Mohanan N. and E.S. Santhosh Kumar 2005. A new species of Litsea (Lauraceae) from India. Nord. J. Bot.23:611-613.  
25   Shaju T. and N. Mohanan 2004. A new species of Arundinella Raddi (Poaceae) from Kerala, India. Rheedea 14(1&2):47-50.  
26   Seema G. Gopal, M.S. Kiran Raj, N. Mohanan and N. Omana Kumari 2004. Ischaemum impresum Hack. (Poaceae)- an addition to the flora of Kerala State. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 28(3):549-551.  
27   Ravi N., M.S. Kiran Raj, N. Mohanan and L. Shaji 2004. Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv (Poaceae), an interesting new record for peninsular India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 28 (1): 81-83.  
28   Mohanan N and T. Shaju 2004. On the rediscovery of Pavetta wightii Hook. f. (Rubiaceae), a rare and little known endemic species of Western Ghats. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 28 (1):78-80.  
29   Latha P.G., N. Mohanan and S. Seeni 2003. A Novel Hybrid ‘Dendrobium A Abraham’ (INGR No.03094; IC 401584). Indian J. Plant Genetic Resources 16 (3):266.  
30   George K V., N. Mohanan and Smitha S. Nair 2003. Ethnobotanical Investigations on Aegle marmelos (L.)Corr. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot.27 (1):29-35.  
31   Ravi N and N. Mohanan 2002. On the identity of Ischaemum copeanum Sreek. et al. and Ischaemum keralensis Sreek. et al. (Poaceae) from Kerala, India. Rheedea 12 (2): 137-142.  
32   Ravi N, N. Mohanan and T Shaju 2002. Fuirena simpsonii (Cyperaceae)-a new species of sedge from Kerala, India. Nord. J. Bot. 22 (3): 329-332.  
33   Mohanan N and T Sabu 2002. Ceylon Oliv: a lesser known wild edible fruit tree. Indian Horticulture 47(1): 7.  
34   Mohanan N, N Ravi, M.S Kiran Raj and T Shaju 2002. A new species of Memecylon (Melastomataceae) from India. Nord. J. Bot. 21 (5): 493-496.  
35   Ravi, N., N. Mohanan and M S Kiran Raj 2001. Three new species of Poaceae from South India. Rheedea 11(2): 87-96.  
36   Mohanan N., Geraled Martin, N.S. Arunkumar and G. Thulasidas 2001. Memecylon subramani A. N. Henry (Melastomataceae), a new record for Kerala. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 25 (2):337-338.  
37   Ravi N., N. Mohanan, T. Shaju, M.S Kiran Raj and R. Rajesh 2001. Three more new species of Ischaemum L. (Poaceae) from kerala, India. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica. 42:223-230.  
38   Ravi N., N. Mohanan, M.S Kiran Raj, T. Shaju and R. Rajesh 2000. Two new species of Poaceae from Kerala, India. Rheedea 10(2):91-98.  
39   Ravi N., N. Mohanan, M.S Kiran Raj, T. Shaju and R. Rajesh 2000. Another new species of Ischaemum L. (Poaceae) from Kerala, India. Rheedea 10(1):49-53.  
40   Ravi N., N. Mohanan, M.S Kiran Raj, T. Shaju and R. Rajesh 2000. Garnotia micrantha (Poaceae), a new record for India. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 24 (2):297-299.  
41   Mohanan N., G. Rajkumar and V.S. Usha 2000. Five new records for the flora of Kerala State, India. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 24(1):25-37.  
42   Mohanan N., R. Jayakumar, T. Shaku and M.S. Kiran Raj 2000. On the rediscovery of Nothopegia aureo-fulva bedd. Ex Hook. f. (Anacardiaceae), a rare and narrow endemic species of Western Ghats. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 24 (1): 78-80.  
43   Mohanan N. and T. Sabu 1999. Iron Wood: an ornamental tree. Indian Horticulture 44 (2):13.  
44   Mohanan N., T. Shaju, M.S. Kian Raj and N. Ravi 1999. Re-discovery of Poeiloneuron pauciflorum Bedd. (Bonnetiaceae), an endemic and little known species of Western Ghats, presumed to be extinct. Annalas of Forestry 7 (1):87-89.  
45   Sivadasan M and N. Mohanan 1999. Pavetta bourdillonii (Rubiaceae), a new species from India. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica, 40: 61-63.  
46   Ravi N., N. Mohanan, T. Shaju, M.S Kiran Raj and R. Rajesh 1998. Three new species of Ischaemum L. (Poaceae) from Kerala, India. Rheedea 8 (2):149-158.  
47   Mohanan N. 1998. Bourdillon’s Garcinia rediscovered. Biodiversity India (3-7):12.  
48   Mohanan N., T. Shaju, G. Rajkumar and A.G. Pandurangan 1997. Rediscovery of Garcinia imbertii Bourd. (Clusiaceae), a little known endemic species of Western Ghats. Indian J. Forestry 20 (4): 383-385.  
49   Ravi N. and N. Mohanan 1997. Dimeria namboodiriana, another new species of Poaceae from Kerala, India. Rheedea 7 (1):1-4.  
50   Greller A.M., N. Mohanan, K. Balasubramanyan and D.S.A. Wijesundra 1997. Composition of forests at the TBGRI, Palode and comparison with some forests of aadjacent areas, Kallar and Ponmudi (Trivandrum district, Kerala, India). J. South Asian Nat. History 2 (2):165-182.  
51   Sivadasan M., N. Mohanan and G. Rajkumar 1997. A new subspecies of Symplocos macrophylla Wall. Ex. DC (Symplocaceae) from India. Rheedea 7 (2):89-92.  
52   Mohanan N. and N. Ravi 1996. Dimeria sivarajanii (Poaceae), a new species from Kerala, India. Rheedea 6 (2):47-50.  
53   Mohanan N.1996. Rediscovery of Syzygium bourdillonii (Gamble) Rathkrr. & N. C. Nair (Myrtaceae), an endemic and little known species of Western Ghats. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 20 (3):729-731.  
54   Mohanan N. and P.C. Benoy 1996. Yellow Silk Cotton, a tree of elegance. Indian Horticulture 41 (2): 25.  
55   Sivadasan M. and N. Mohanan 1994. Amorphophallus bonaccordensis, a new species of Arecaceae from India. Blumea 39:295-299.  
56   Sivadasan M. and N. Mohanan1991. Ixora agasthyamalayana, a new species of Rubiaceae from India. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 32:313-316.  
57   Sivadasan M. , N. Mohanan and C. Sathish Kumar 1989.Pothos crassipedunculatus, a new species of Pothos section. Allopothos (Araceae) from India. Pl. Syst. Evol. 168:221-225.  
Chapters in Books
1   Raju Antony and N. Mohanan 2010. Polystachyum manickamianum Benniamin, Fraser-Jenkins and Irudayaraj (Pteridophyta: Dryopteridaceae) - a new record for Kerala. Indian J. Forestry 333 (2):273-274.
2   Jose P.A., N. Mohanan and A. Hussain 2010. Clonal propagation of Humboldtia vahliana Wt. - an endemic tree of southern Western /Ghats. Eco. Env. And Cons. 16 (3): 365-368.
3   Dhruvan Tandeyakkal and N. Mohanan 2010. Lindernia ciliata subsp. sivarajanii sp. nov. (Scrophulariaceae) from India. Nord. J. Bot.28: 202-205.
4   Kariyappa K.C., Joemon Jacob and N. Mohanan 2009. Foliar stomatal characters as supplementary tool for identification of rattans: A case study in selected Calamus species of the Western Ghats, Kerala. J. Bamboo and Rattans 8 (1&2): 13-22.
5   Raju Antony and N. Mohanan 2009. Ex-situ conservation of cycads at the Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Encephalartos 98:27-31.
Taxa New to Science
Sivadasania (New genus) Apiaceae
Pothos crassipedunculatus Araceae
Ixora agasthyamalayana Rubiaceae
Amorphophallus bonaccordensis Araceae
Dimeria sivarajanii Poaceae
Dimeria namboodiriana Poaceae
Symplocos macrophylla sub sp. namboodirianus Symplocaceae
Ischaemum kumarakodiensis Poaceae
Ischaemum pappinisseriensis Poaceae
Ischaemum quilonensis Poaceae
Pavetta bourdillonii Rubiaceae
Ischaemum pushpangadanii Poaceae
Ischaemum lanata Poaceae
Chrysopogon purushotamanii Poaceae
Ischaemum abrahamii Poaceae
Ischaemum fischeri Poaceae
Ischaemum wayanadensis Poaceae
Memecylon sivadasanii Melastomaceae
Chrysopogon copei Poaceae
Dimeria agasthyamalayana Poaceae
Dimeria josephii Poaceae
Fuirena simpsonii Cyperaceae
Arundinella ravi Poaceae
Litsea beei Lauraceae
Calamus renukae Arecaceae
Lindernia ciliata sub sp. sivarajanii Scrophulariaceae
Crotalaria assamica var. keralensis Fabaceae
Crotalaria multiflora var. kurisumalayana Fabaceae
Zornia diphylla var.quilonensis Fabaceae
 
 
   
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