Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) was established in the year 1990 under the Societies REGISTRATION Act XXI of 1860. The Association is managed by an Executive Council of officers elected by its members. Councillors serve a three-year term, as set out in the IAAT Bye-laws. Head Quarters of IAAT is located at Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. 

Author: C. Pramod & A.K. Pradeep

Price: 2450

January, 2020

A Hillock of Biodiversity: Ecology and Flora of Madayippara, A South Indian Laterite Plateau

The book is the culmination of seven years of intensive studies on the ecology and floristic diversity of Madayippara, a well-known south Indian laterite hillock. Ecological data include habitat formations and vegetations, microclimate, water, and soil analysis. The book provides systematic treatment following APG-IV system and deals with 665 angiosperm taxa placed in 117 families, which includes 3 novelties, 161 endemics and 14 species under various lUCN threat categories. A key for the identification of all taxa provided with nomenclatural updates. The book combines vividly coloured pholoplates of the more commonly seen angiosperm species around the hillock. This forms the first comprehensive treatise on the ecology and diversity of a South Indian laterite hillock.

 

Author: P.E. Sreejith & M. Sabu

Price: Rs. 1000/-

August, 2017

Edible Bananas of South India

Banana family, the Musaceae include a lot of wild seeded species to seedless cultivars. The cultivated bananas have attracted a good deal of research in many aspects, except taxonomy over years as they have great economic importance mainly in agriculture. However, little attention has been given to this group as they are taxonomically difficult due to the large fleshy nature of the plants, similarity in morphology and poor representation in the herbaria. The lack of botanical identity and the confusion prevailing in the nomenclature of cultivated bananas strengthened the need of this work. This book forms a consolidated account of the result of research undertaken by the authors for the past five years.