ABOUT THE BOOK:
Flora of Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area in Kadapa and Anantapuramu districts of Andhra Pradesh is the base line floristic study of 30 km radius from the Mining site. A total of 892 taxa belonging to 869 species under 455 genera and 104 families of Angiosperms have been enumerated. Pteridophytes include 14 species under 13 genera and 12 families while Bryophytes include 22 taxa belonging to 21 species under 14 genera and 8 families. Under each family key to the genera followed by the genus with its authority, key to the species, followed by species enumeration is given. The enumeration of the species include the complete citation according to ICN, basionym if any, synonyms to connect to Flora of British India and Flora of Presidency of Madras. It is followed by detailed description, distribution in the 30 km radius, flowering and fruiting period, vernacular name and specimens examined. Local uses of some species have also been provided. References, index to families, genera, species and local names are given at the end. The book is profusely illustrated with 21 plates of colour photographs of 120 plants. This book will be useful to administrators, foresters, botanists, ecologists and scientist who are working on plants as bio-indicators, and also bio-remediation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. K. Raja Kullayiswamy completed M.Sc. (Botany) & Ph.D. from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu. At present, he is working as Research Associate in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He published 16 research papers in various national and International journals and presented papers in 13 national and international conferences and seminars.
Dr. S. Sandhya Rani did Master degree in Botany with first rank from Sri Venkateswara University and thereafter obtained Ph.D. degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University. At present, she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevarya University, Ananatapuramu. Her publications include 55 research papers and 6 books.
Dr. B. Sadasivaiah obtained M.Sc. (Botany) and Ph.D. degrees from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Government Degree College (Men), Wanaparthy, Telangana. He published more than 40 research papers and 3 chapters in edited books.
Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. He held several positions in the University, which include Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Chairman, BOS in Botany, Head of the Department of Sericulture, Co-ordinator and Chairman, BOS in Biotechnology, Vice Principal and Principal, S.K. University College. He retired from active service on 31st May 2011. He was selected by UGC as UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow and is working in Sri Krishnadevaraya University.