List of Publications


I. Books


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


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
A preliminary survey of wild plants with
horticultural potential from Nilgiri district. The J. Biodiversity. Photon
113: 272-275.

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.


Santhosh Kumar R.,
Ramachandran V.S. & C. Udhayavani 2014.
edible plant diversity of Kundah hills-Southern India. The J. Biodiversity.


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.


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.


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


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



Udhayavani, C., V.S.Ramachandran
& Honey John A. 2013. Ecology and population study on Syzygium
 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):


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


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


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


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
Ahrendt (Berberidaceae) from Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, Southern
India. Taiwania 57 (4): 422-425.


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


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.


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
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
, 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
, C. Sofiya
 & R. Sasi,2011,
Rediscovery of an endemic plant Caralluma
(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
sp. nov. (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from India. Nordic
Journal of Botany
29: 447-450.


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,


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,


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
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
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
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
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):


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):


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


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


48.  Narendra Prasad, S. Vijayan. L., Balachandran,S.,
Ramachandran V.S., and C.P.A Verghese.
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
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):


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
(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
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 I
ndia-III, J.Econ. Tax. Bot. 6(2):


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.
A new distributional records for Hiptage
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
fruits of the rare plants Meteoromyrtus
(Bead.) Gamble Myrtaceae, Kerala, India. Ibid: 5(5):


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.
A new record for India, J. Econ. Tax.
., 5(4) : 939-940.


73.  Ramachandran, V.S.& P. Bhargavan. 1984.
Diospyros trichophylla Alston (Ebenaceae), A new record for India. Indian
, 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.
. 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
. 53(3): 151-153.


77.  Ramachandran,
V.S. 1983. Observations on the vegetation of Tellicherry division of Cannanore
district. Kerala.  Bull. Bot. Surv.
. 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
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
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 :


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


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.




Published Papers in on-line journals


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

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):


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.




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
. (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.
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
Nees (Acanthaceae) from Tamil Nadu In: Recent Researches in
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Publishers, Jodhpur.





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


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.


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


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


Name                                 : Dr. V.S. Ramachandran

Address for Communication  : Professor (Retd.), Department of Botany

                                                  Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641 046 @

                                                  1/334, Arul Jothi Nagar, K.Vadamadurai Post,

  Coimbatore – 641 017         

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