Dr. C. Sathish Kumar

Dr C. Sathish Kumar, Scientist, Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Pacha Palode, Trivandrum, India has been working on orchids since joining Prof. Manilal in 1981. Together they discovered many novelties of Orchids from Western Ghats. The duo brought out A Catalogue of Indian Orchids (1994) updating our knowledge on the subject. Had two decade long association with the late Gunnar Seidenfaden, whom he visited in 1995. Currently he coordinates the All India Coordinated Research Project on the Taxonomy of Indian Orchids funded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. He is the Vice-Chair of the Indian Subcontinent Regional Orchid Specialist (ISROSG) Group of IUCN/SSC. Authored over 50 research papers and 5 books.






Orchid Kerala India - Conceived, Crafted and Cared for by Jithin & Sinu.