Southern Regional Centre, Coimbatore

Established on 10th Oct. 1955 with the jurisdiction of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands. This includes the Western Ghats, one of the 25 hotspots of the world and the Eastern Ghats. It has one of the oldest and renowned herbarium – the Madras herbarium besides a national orchidarium and associated garden. The office is situated within the campus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The Orchidarium and Garden are located at Yercaud in Salem District, about 190 km away from Coimbatore.
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Regional Centre Publications


KABEER K.A.A., A. RAVI KIRAN AND J.H. FRANKLIN BENJAMIN 2017. The Status and Extended Distribution of Streblochaete sanjappae Kabeer and V.J. Nair (Poaceae). Indian Forester, 143 (4): 387.

KALIAMOORTHY S., T. S. SARAVANAN AND G. V. S. MURTHY 2016. Cheirostylis flabellata (A. Rich.) Wight– a note on its occurrence in Eastern Ghats. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 40 (3–4):171–173.

PRASAD K., P. VENU, AND S. KALIAMOORTHY 2017. Ceropegia omissa  H. Huber (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) on the verge of extinction. Current Science, 112 (11): 2189 – 2191.

SARAVANAN T.S. AND S. KALIAMOORTHY 2017. Zeuxine grandis and Z. chowdheryi (Orchidaceae): New records to Eastern Ghats, Peninsular India. Rheedea, 27(2): 92–95.

SINGH R. KR. 2017. A new combination and lectotypification of two names in the Genus Nostolachma (Rubiaceae). Journal of Japanese Botany, 92(5): 294-298.

SINGH R. KR. 2017. Gnaphalium peguense, a new name for Gnaphalium flaccidum (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Kew Bulletin, 72(1): 14(1–2).

SINGH R. KR. 2017. Lectotypification of the Linnaean name Banisteria benghalensis (Malpighiaceae). Journal of Japanese Botany, 92(5): 299-302.

SINGH R. KR. 2017. Lectotypification of three Linnaean names in Impatiens (Balsaminaceae). Phytotaxa, 321(3): 299-300.

SINGH R. KR. 2017. Nomenclatural novelties and lectotypifications in Litsea (Lauraceae). Kew Bulletin, 72(2): 20(1-9).

SUDHAKAR J.V. AND G.V.S. MURTHY 2017. Taxonomy and distribution of Ficus talbotii (Moraceae) in India. Rheedea, 27 (1): 16-19.


KARTHIGEYAN, K AND MURUGAN, P. 2018. Lectotypification of Themeda strigosa (Poaceae, Panicoideae, Andropogoneae). Phytotaxa, 372(2): 176-178.

KIRAN R.A. AND KABEER, 2018. Cotoneaster buxifolius Wall. ex Lindl., a vulnerable shrub species in Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India. Current Science, 115: 1622.

KIRAN R.A. AND R.KR. SINGH 2018. On the identity of Crotalaria nallamalayana Rasingam & J. Swamy (Fabaceae). Phytotaxa, 374 (2): 177–177.

MURUGAN, P. AND KARTHIGEYAN, K. 2018. Notes on Jasminum andamanicum N.P. Balakr. & N.G. Nair (Oleaceae) From Andaman and NicobarIslands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(10): 12439-12441.

PANWAR, G.S., R. MANIKANDAN, PUNEET KUMAR AND S.K. SRIVASTAVA. 2018. High Attitude Medicinal Plant diversity and Conservation strategies in Uttarakhand: An overview. Indian Forester, 144 (3): 286-296. 



ARIGELA, R. K., SINGH, R. KR. AND JALAL, J.S. 2019. Typification and a new synonym of Liparis atropurpurea (Orchidaceae). Phytotaxa 402 (4): 216–218.

ARIGELA, R.K., SINGH, R.KR. AND KABEER, K.A.A. 2019. Impatiens tanyae (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India. Kew Bulletin 74: 48(1–7).

ARUMUGAM, S., K. SAMPATH KUMAR, K. KATHIRESAN AND C. MURUGAN 2019. On the Occurrence of Calotropis procera in Tamil Nadu and the application of local name Vellerukku. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 42(1-4): 37-41.

BORAH, D., GAP, N. AND SINGH, R.K. 2020. Pedicularis khoiyangii (Orobanchaceae), a new species from the Eastern Himalaya, India. Phytotaxa, 430(4): 287–293.

GARG, A. AND SINGH, R.K. 2020. Typification of fifty one names in Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae). Phytotaxa, 430(2): 61-94.

KALIAMOORTHY  S. AND T. S. SARAVANAN 2019. Additions to the orchid flora of Peninsular India. Rheedea, 29(4): 319–322.

KAMBLE M. Y., M. M. SARDESAI, K. KARTHIGEYAN, A. N. CHANDORE AND K. V. C. GOSAVI 2019. Utricularia uliginosa Vahl (Lentibulariaceae): A new distributional record for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Indian Forester 145 (2): 196-197.

KAMBLE, M.Y., VIVEK C. POULOSE AND LAL JI SINGH 2019. The genus Nymphaea L. (Family Nymphaeaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 116.

KARTHIGEYAN, K., L. RASINGAM AND W. ARISDASON 2019. Glossocardia andamanica (Asteraceae), a new species from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Phytotaxa 400(2): 71–75.

LAKHSHMINARASIMHAN P., C.MURUGAN, K. A. SUJANA & K.N.GANDHI 2019. A report on the third botanical nomenclature course organized by the Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore. Harvard Papers in Botany, 24(1)55-56.

LAKSHMINARASIMHAN P., MURUGAN C., SUJANA K. A. AND K.N. GANDHI 2019. A Report on the Third Botanical Nomenclature Course Organized by the Botanical Survey of India at Coimbatore. Journal of Japanese Botany, 94(5): 328–329.

MURUGESAN MARUTHAKKUTTI, A. A. MAO, L.R. MEITEI, AND S. S. KAMBALE 2019. Ceropegia khasiana  (Apocynaceae: Ceropegieae), a new species from Meghalaya, Northeast India. Gardens Bulletin Singapore, 71 (2): 253–259.

RAKESH G. VADHYAR AND J.H.FRANKLIN BENJAMIN 2019.  A new species of Phanera (Leguminosae: Cercidoideae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, Phytotaxa 401 (2): 139–145.

RAMASAMY MANIKANDAN, CHITHAMBARAM MURUGAN, NITHYA SIVAGAMI PONNURANGAM, AND MEHALA DEVI RAMASAMY. 2020. Flowering Plants of Govind Pashu Vihar, Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Himalaya, with Emphasis on High Altitude Threatened Medicinal Plants. Taylor & Francis. Phytomedicine, 93-130.

SARAVANAN T.S., B. S. ELANGO AND S. KALIAMOORTHY 2019. Phallus cinnabarinus (W. S. Lee) Kreisel (Phallaceae): A new record for Eastern Ghats, India. NeBIO., 10(4): 191–193.

SIDDABATHULA, S., ARIGELA, R.K., SINGH, R.K. AND PARAMESH, L. 2020. The endemic tanglehead grass Heteropogon fischerianus Bor and the giant speargrass Heteropogon triticeus (R. Br.) Stapf ex Craib, new records for the flora of Telangana state, India. NeBio, 11(1): 1-6.

SIDDABATHULA, S., ARIGELA, R.K., SINGH, R.K. AND PRASANNA, P.V. 2019. Taxonomy of endemic dwarf grass Oropetium villosulum Stapf ex Bor, an overlooked cohabitant of Oropetium thomaeum (L.f.) Trin. NeBio, 10(3): 168-174.

SINGH, R. KR. AND ARIGELA, R.K. 2019. Gregarious flowering of two endemic Strobilanthes species (Acanthaceae) in southern Western Ghats, India and typification of two names. NeBio, 10(4): 227-232.

SINGH, R.KR., R.KR. AND ARIGELA, R.K. 2020. Lectotypifications and new synonyms in Indian Syzygium (Myrtaceae). Phytotaxa, 429(3): 200–216.

SUJANA, K. A. AND R. G. VADHYAR 2020. A new species of Goniothalamus (Annonaceae) from the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. Taiwania 65(2): 176‒180.

SUJANA, K.A. AND RAKESH, G. V. 2019. Paramignya scandens (Griff.) Craib (Rutaceae): A New Distributional Record to Western Ghats. Indian Forester, 145(12): 1216-1217.