a. Inventories of Magnolia species from northeast region of India and conservation at southern region of India.
In India, there are 11 species in the wild, of which four are endemic. Most of them were distributed in east Himalayan and northeast regions of India. In addition, two species are under cultivation.
b. Taxonomic study and preparing the digital photo library of Indian Magnolia.
The Indian flora has devoid of illustration, photo plates and digital herbarium of Magnolia species, including the endemics. To fill this gap, this fund will be utilised to take photos of key characters for every species from the fresh collections during the inventories and would be uploaded in the Indian Biodiversity Portal (IBP).
Dr. K. Ravikumar
Professor & Head of Repository of Plant Medical Resources
Transdisciplinary University C/O FRLHT,
74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064