Endemic Plants of  Western Ghats

      I worked on Endemic Plants of Northern Western Ghats. My Research mainly involved documentation of endemic flora of Western Ghats for the mobile application ‘Endemic plants of Western Ghats” and IUCN Threat Assessment of Endemic plants. Recently we rediscovered the only endemic tree of northern Western Ghats, Croton gibsonianus after 180 years. This research help us to solve a puzzle of century old nomenclature flux, which led to describe a new species Croton chakrabartyi from Karnataka, India.

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A synopsis of Nimmo’s Croton (Euphorbiaceae: Crotoneae) including an overlooked new species from India

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