Neuropeltis malabarica

Text and Illustration: Drisya V. V. Scientific Name: Neuropeltis malabarica Ooststr. Family: Convolvulaceae Malayalam Name: Pattilavalli Location of the plant: Madayippara Endemism: Endemic to southern western ghats (Kerala). Habit: Woody climber Description: Large woody climbers; stem lenticellate; young branches brown tomentose, terete, later glabrous with warty tubercles. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic or oblong 5-12 x […]

Curcuma aromatica

Scientific name: Curcuma aromatica English name: Wild turmeric Cochin turmeric Malayalam name: Kasturimanjal Location: Vellarakkad Thrissur Conservation status: Threatened as per IUCN Red List Habit: Perennial herb Habitat: Terrestrial Features: Monocotyledonous with pseudostem., Rhizome underground aromatic with orange-yellow inside., Inflorescence spike with purple crown and yellowish-green bracts., Flower brownish yellow color., Inflorescence usually appears from […]

Bauhinia phoenicea

Bauhinia phoenicea is a large climbing shrub of the family Leguminosae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. This species is one of the very few climbing Bauhinia in India and is endemic to the Western Ghats. The plant is locally known as Vallimandaram and often reaches the canopy of tall trees in Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests in the Western […]


CARING FOR A LANDSCAPE: Ecological Restoration For Biodiversity About speaker: Dr. T. R. Shankar Raman is a writer and wildlife scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, interested in the ecology and conservation of tropical forests and wildlife, especially in the Western Ghats. He is based at the field research station in Valparai in the […]

Webinar- Biodiversity conservation and the Western Ghats

On the international day of Biodiversity, May 22nd, 2021, at 6:00 PM join for the talk about Biodiversity Conservation and Western Ghats by E. KunhikrishnanGoogle meet:

Biodiversity around Us Video Making competition

Results for biodiversity around us competition for school students is announced, Ms Hiba Razak, a 10th standard student of CHMHSS Pookolathur, Malappuram bagged the first prize. Fathima Mehbin from AR Nagar and Jeevan from Thiruvananthapuram got second and third prizes respectively.

Green Pixels International Tiger Day Talk on Wildlife by Dr P. S. Easa

Green Pixels International Tiger Day Talk on Wildlife by Dr P. S. Easa Date: 29/07/2020 Time: 7:00pm On Google meet, link to join: