Emilia reddyi Satish and Prakasarao, Journal of Asia-Pacific BiodiversityVolume 10, Issue 1, 1 March 2017, Pages 104–111;




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I am very happy to inform you that I and my beloved student and also best friend Dr. K.V.Sathish (NRSA, ISRO, HYD) discovered a new plant species from the Araku Valley forests of the Visakhapatnam in the Eastern Ghats and we named the plant as Emilia reddyi Satish at Prakasarao in an honor to scientist Dr. C. Sudhakar Reddy, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO, Hyderabad and enlisted in the critically endangered category of the IUCN. It has been published in the latest issue of Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity
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A new species of Emilia Cass. (Asteraceae) from the Eastern Ghats of India with notes on ecosystem evaluation and conservation status (Abstract- Emilia reddyi is described and illustrated as a new species from the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India. It resembles Emilia scabra, Emilia javanica, and Emilia sonchifolia, but is distinct by the stem which is woody at the base, the strictly cauline leaves, and floral characters. A description, information on habitat, distribution, and phenology, and relevant taxonomic notes are provided. The landscape in which E. reddyi occurs was evaluated for the rate of deforestation and land cover changes to understand the anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem of the described species. Based on these data, the conservation status of the species was assessed.)