CONTRIBUTION OF BLATTER HERBARIUM (BLAT) TO THE TAXONOMY OF MAHARASHTRA

CONTRIBUTION OF BLATTER HERBARIUM (BLAT) TO THE TAXONOMY OF MAHARASHTRA

M. R. Almeida
Blatter Herbarium, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

The attempt of this presentation is to fully aqaint the botanical community regarding the history and its taxonomical standing today as per the international rules and recommendations.

The pioneering work of Rev. Fr. E. Blatter and Rev. Fr. H. Santapau has been carried out with same enthusiasm and zeal in present period also. More than 300 taxonomic names have been proposed of which validity remains to be tested not only by the Indian botanists but also International taxonomists. Appendices of this presentation used list of Rev. Fr. E. Blatter and his collegues, Rev. Fr. H. Santapau & his students
and collegues and presently of Mr. M. R. Almeida & Mrs. S. M. Almeida. Contribution of Mr. & Mrs. Almeidas names and the relevant plants are exhibited in poster session amounting to more than 300 taxa.

Write ups on his new proposed names can be purchased from Blatter Herbarium at the nominal cost of Rs. 20/- only.

Key words : Blatter Herbarium (BLAT), Taxonomy in Maharashtra