A new orchid species ‘Seidenfadeniella salimii’ named in honour of MSSRF colleague
A team of scientists have given the name of MSSRF staff member Mr Salim P. M. to an orchid species newly reported from Southern Western Ghats. Mr Salim, who is based at the Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Wayanad of MSSRF is a botanist by passion and has co-authored many research publications including those which have introduced new plant species to Science. The biodiversity and environment conservation activities of Mr Salim have been widely appreciated by people and organizations from different walks of life. He was given a Certificate of Excellence for his contribution to youth development by the Consumer Federation of India in 2008 and was also the recipient of ‘Vanamithra Puraskaaram’, instituted by the Department of Forests and Wild Life, Govt of Kerala in 2011. He has authored /co-authored 6 papers, of which 3 are in peer reviewed journals. Seidenfadeniella salimii (Orchidaceae): a new plant species from South Western Ghats, India
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