Indian Pandanaceae - an overview by Altafhusain Nadaf,Rahul Zanan

By Altafhusain Nadaf,Rahul Zanan

Indian screw pine family members Pandanaceae represents 3 genera, during which genus Pandanus and Benstonea are dispensed in hotspots in India – the Western Ghats and the Northeast Himalayan area. For the 1st time, Indian Pandanaceae has been assessed for its taxonomic prestige and phylogenetic dating. The vast survey by way of the authors ended in the invention of 3 new Pandanus species (two from the Western Ghats and one from the Northeast Himalaya). the current taxonomic revision proven overall variety of Pandanus species to fourteen which are dispensed within the Southern India (9 species) and Northeast Himalayan zone (5 species). Genus Benstonea is represented through species, one from Southern India and one other species universal to either areas. an in depth species id key's given besides conservation prestige of every species following IUCN purple checklist different types and standards (2001). The examine published that, out of sixteen Pandanus and Benstonea species, six species are below threatened categories.

In fresh years, a chloroplast DNA-based molecular phylogenetic process has been to appreciate the evolutionary courting one of the plant species. The interrelationship one of the 14 Pandanus species at infrageneric point has been labored out utilizing this process, which has ended in the rearrangement of a few species to the subgenera proposed via Stone (1974). additionally, the shut courting among Pandanus and Benstonea has been proven and the interrelationship of Indian Pandanus genus in international context is given. This ebook additionally describes the industrial significance of every Pandanus species.

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