Prof. K.S. Manilal

Prof. K.S. Manilal, Emeritus Scientist. Malabar Botanical Garden (former Head of Department of Botany, University of Calicut); founder-president of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAF) and Chief Editor of its journal Rheedea. Recipient of the Dr E.K. Janaki Ammal Award for Taxonomy (2003) from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Government of India. Originally a floral morphologist, Prof. Manilal turned his interest to angiosperm taxonomy and encouraged many students to work on taxonomy. Particularly of Orchids. Authored over 150 research papers and 10 books including the 12 volume translation of Van Rheede's 17th century classic Hortus Malabaricus.






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