Achankovil River is one of the major tributary to the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest wetland (Ramsor site) in India. High rate of rarity and endemism of the riparian vegetation along Achankovil and its tributaries have been noticed. However, flood and landslides happened in 2018 -19 caused much havoc to biodiversity. An earnest attempt is made to assess the current vegetation in the bounds of Achankovil. It is expected that the present floristic enumeration would bring out the importance of conservation priorities to be implemented to safeguard this highly fragile ecological region. It is also expected that the data generated would provide a guide line for future conservation studies.
Dr. Mathew is Asst. Professor in Botany. He wrote more than 50 research articles and 3 books. He introduced 35 new plant taxa to science. Dr. Remya, an active researcher, has number of publications in plant science. Dr. Radhamany, Professor in Botany, Kerala University has numerous credentials viz., 50 publications and 5 new plants species.
Remya Krishnan R.V.
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Flora, Achankovil, kerala, India
SCIENCE / Botany