Western Regional Centre, Pune
National Emblem Ministry of Environment and Forests

Dr A Benniamin

DATE OF BIRTH : 10-05-1976
FIELD OF STUDY : Taxonomy of Pteridophytes
SPECIAL INTEREST : Conservation of Pteridophytes through tissue culture
FAX : 020-2612 4139
PHONE : Phone: (020) 2612 2125(020) 2612 2125, 2613 9512
E-MAIL : fernsbenni@gmail.com, bsiwrcpune@gmail.com


  1. Benniamin, A., Manickam, V.S., Johnson, M. and Joseph, L.H.2004. Micropropagation of Crataeva magna (Lour).Dc - a medicinal plant. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 3: 136-138.
  2. Manickam, V.S., Benniamin, A. and Harikrishnan, S. 2004. Diversity of fern and fern allies of Goa in Western Ghats, India. Malaysian Journal of Science. 23:85-93.
  3. Maridass .C., Victor, B., Benniamin A., Mannar Mannan, M. and Johnde Britto,A, Pharamaceutical Biology Vol. 43 No.4 Pp 296-298 , 2005
  4. Manickam, V.S., Benniamin, A. and HARIKRISHNAN, S. 2004. New record of Pteris wallichiana Agardh. Indian Journal of Forestry. 27(2): 151- 152.
  5. Manickam, V.S., Benniamin, A. and Harikrishnan, S. 2004. Pteris ensiformis Burm (Pteridaceae) A new distributional record for Tamil Nadu, South India. Indian Fern Journal 21: 93-95.
  6. Manickam, V.S., Benniamin, A. and Harikrishnan, S. 2004. Bolbitis sinensis (Baker) Iwatsuki (Bolbitidaceae) A new record for Andhra Pradesh. Indian Fern Journal 21: 133-135.
  7. Manickam, V.S., Benniamin, A. Irudayaraj, V. 2004. Antimicrobial activity of Christella parasitica (L.) Lev. Leaf glands.Indian Fern Journal Vol 22: 87-88.
  8. Murugan,C. Sivalaingam.R. Benniamin.A. and Kannan,S.G.D. 2002 Lindernia srilankana Cramer and Philcox (Scrolophulariaceae) A New record for India Reedea,Vol No. 12(2) : 155-157.
  9. Manickam, V.S., Harikrishnan, S., Benniamin, A. and Henry Joseph, L. 2002. Rediscovery of Tectaria zeylanica (Hoult.) Sledge, Dryopteridaceae: A rare species of the Western Ghats, South India. Indian Fern J. 20: 94-96.
  10. Manickam, V.S., Harikrishnan, S. and Benniamin, A. 2004. Additions to the Pteridophytic Flora of the Sirumalai Hills, South India. Indian Fern Journal 21: 126-132.
  11. Justin Koil PillaI .Y Benniamin, A. Manickam, V.S Genetic Variation in Tylophora Indica (Burm.f.) Merril. Populations Assayed Through RAPD Markers Indian Jounral of Botanical Research , Tiruvandrum
  12. Justin Koil Pilai .Y. Benniamin.A. Charles,M, Manickam V.S The magnitude effect of the inhibitory effect of 2,4,D on the physio chemical Nature of Ipomea carnea Sacq (Convolvulaceae) A Weed Plant . Indian Jounral of Botanical Research , Tiruvandrum
  13. Manickam,V.S and Benniamin,A. 2007.Medicinal Pteridophytes of the Western Ghats, India, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, (NISCAIR), Vol. 6 (4) .pp.611-618.
  14. Benniamin, A. Manickam, V.S Pteris Heteromorpha A New Distribunal Record for Andhra Pradesh Jour.Bom.Nat.Hist. vol.No 15.304-306.
  15. Justin koil pilai .Y. Benniamin, M, Manickam V.S and Louis Jesudass 2007. Mycoorrhizal Association of Two endemic Trees of Western Ghats: Poeciloneuron pauciflorum Bedd. And Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd. Indian journal of Forestry Vol30 No. 4.455-458.
  16. Manickam, V.S., and Benniamin.A Pteris Heteromorpha A New Distribunal Record for Western Ghats of Karnataka, India J. Econ. Taxon, Bot. Vol 31 No. 2 .pp 455-456.
  17. Benniamin,A. C. Fraser Jenkins and V.Irudayaraj . 2008 Polystichum manickamianum New Species of Polystichum from the Western Ghats,India. NOVON 18:287-293.
  18. Benniamin, A. Manickam, V.S 2008 Phytogeographical analysis of Pteridophytes from the Western Ghats, India Fern Journal vol.23. 24-28.
  19. Benniamin, A Irudayaraj, V. and Manickam V/S.2008 How to idientify the rare and endangered fern and fern allies. Ethanobotany leaf let Online journal
  20. G.J.Jothi, A. Benniamin, and V.S. Manickam 2008. Glimpses of tribal botanical knowledge of Tirunelveli hills, Western Ghats, India. Ethanobotany leaf let Online journal.
  21. Johnson, M., Manickam V. S., Benniamin A. AND Irudayaraj V 2008 Conservation of Endangered ferns of Western Ghats through Micropropagation Indian Fern Journal vol 28. 14-21.
  22. Fraser jenkins C.R And Benniamin A. 2008 Diplazium austrosylvaticum Fras.-Jenk. and Benniamin Taxonomic Revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun Pp.205
  23. Fraser jenkins C.R And Benniamin A 2008. Thelypteris parasitica (L.) Tardieu subsp. manickirudorum Fras.-Jenk. and Benniamin Taxonomic Revision of Indian Sub continental Pteridophytes, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun Pp.186.
  24. A.Benniamin, N.Siva, and A.Arockkiam, V.S. Manickam 2009. Cyrtomium macrophyllum (Makino) Tagawa (Dryopteridaceae ), New record for Eastern Himalaya, India. Journal of American Science 2009:5(3) 107-108
  25. G. Jeya jothi, A.Benniamin, M.Maridass and G.Raju 2009. Identification of Essential Oils Composition and Antifungal Activity Of Eugenia Singampattiana Fruits Pharmacology vol. 2: 727-733.
  26. M.S.Sundari, Benniamin, A, Manickam V.S. In vitro propagation of Solanum nigrum Internation al journal of Biotechnology, Vol 26 55-59 200926 55-59 2009.
  27. Benniamin A And Fraser Jenkins C.R Trichomanes Parvifolium the World’s Smallest fern ; New to indai and the rarities of Arunachal Pradesh Vol 26 pp 179-184.30. 2009
  28. Benniamin A. Bolbitis tibetica Ching and S. K. Wu (Lomariopsidaceae): An Addition To Pteridophytic Flora Of India From Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest News Vol 17 1-3 2010.
  29. Benniamin A., Sundari S. and Manickam V.S. 2010. Anogramma leptophylla (L.) Link (Pteridaceae),a rare and endangered fern in Western India. Indian Fern Journal pp 55-59.
  30. Benniamin.A. 2010. Ferns and fern allies of Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh Indian journal of Forestry,vol 33(2): 199-205
  31. C.R. Fraser-Jenkins and A. Benniamin. Fifty Rarities and Additions to the Pteridophytic flora of Arunachal Pradesh State on the north East Frontier of India Pb.Univer.Res. (Sci) Vol 59.2009 pp.1-38.
  32. M. Maridass, R. Mahesh, G.Raju , A.Benniamin and K.Muthuchelian 2010 . In Vitro Propagation of Dendrobium nanum through rhizome bud culture International Journal of Biological Technology :1(2):50-54.
  33. M.S. Sundari, A. Benniamin and V.S. Manickam 2010. Micropropagation and in vitro flowering in Solanum nigrum linn. A medicinal plant International Journal of Biological Technology: 1(1):29-32.
  34. A.Benniamin 2011. Pteris tripartita Sw. A new Record for Eastern Ghats International Journal of Biological Technology Vol. 2(1):14-15.
  35. A.Benniamin and M.S.Sundari Micropropagation of a Medicinal Plant (Azima tetracantha Lam.) The Indian Forester Vol 137.No.6.June 2011.
  36. M.S.Sundari, A.Benniamin and Beschi Antony Rayan Bio Chemical Analysis of infected and Non infected Leaf galls of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. The Indian Forester Vol 138.No.7.July 2011.
  37. A.Benniamin Studies on the genus Dryopteris Adans (Ptridophyta- Aspidiaceae Sensu Lato) from Mizoram (North East India) Indian Journal of Forestry vol.34(3): 345-352 2011.
  38. A.Benniamin, Medicinal Pteridophytes from North East India with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh, Indian Journal of Traditional knowledge Vol. 10(3)July 11 pp.516-522
  39. Shumuga Sundari, A. Benniamin, N. Siva, M.Maridass, A. Karthick, A Preliminary Survey of Pteridophytes from Alagar hills, Madurai, Eastern Ghats, International Journal Applied Bio research Vol. 6 1-6,2012.
  40. M.Shunmuga Sundari, A. Benniamin, Udayakumari, S. Muthulakshmi , Unusual Spike Development of Primitive fern Helminthostachys zeylanica (l.)Hook. (Ophioglossaceae) International Journal of Biol.Technology Vol. 5 pp.1-2.2012.
  41. A.Benniamin, S. K.Chaturvethi, Santanu Dey and Moaakum 2012.Supplements to the Root Parasitic plant in India. A new recorded species Christisonia siamensis Craib. (Orobanchaceae), Taiwania Vol.57(2) 218-222.
  42. A.Benniamin The Diversity of ferns and fern allies of Murlen National Park, Mizoram, North East India, Indian fern journal, Vol 29: 1-12.
  43. A.Benniamin, The Occurrence and Ecology of Some Dryopteroid Ferns in Arunachal Pradesh, Indian fern journal, Vol 29: 7-29.2012.
  44. S. D.Yumkham, L. Chakpram, A. Benniamin and P.K. Singh Discovery of Cyrtosia nana (Orchidaceae) in India Taiwania 58(3): 229 – 232. 2013.


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