1. Name :    Dr. M. SABU
  2. Date of Birth :    31.05.1959
  3. Designation :    Professor  
  4. Address  Official                       :    Department of  Botany

                                                                  University of Calicut

                                                                  Calicut University P.O.

                                                                  673 635, Kerala, India.

                          Permanant                   :  Mamiyil

                                                                 Nagathumpadam

                                                                 Olavanna P.O.

                                                                 Calicut, 673019, Kerala, India.

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  1. Contact Telephone/ :    At Off: 91-494-2407406; 2407407

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  1. Sex :    Male
  2. Professional Experience :

 

                  Designation                             Year                                  Institute

         Junior Lecturer                            1984 – 1986                           S.N. Colleges

         Lecturer                                       1986 – 1998                           -do-

         Reader                                         1999 - 2007              Department of Botany,

                                                                                               University of Calicut.

         Professor                                      2007 onwards

  1. Research Projects handled so far:

 

  1. Completed:
 

Name of Projects and Financial Support Received

Period

Agency

1

Taxonomic Studies of South Indian Zingiberaceae

Rs. 25,000.00

1987-1989

UGC

2

Revision of Indian Zingiberaceae

Rs. 9,04,400.00

2001-2004

DST

3

Additions to the existing Zingiberaceae collections in the CUBG Rs. 4,50,000.00

2005-2007

BGCI, London

4

DNA fingerprinting and evaluation of wild Zingiber spp. From Western Ghats- a valuable source of horticultural traits and medicine. Rs. 9,40,000.00

2005-2008

KFD  RGCB

Co-Investigator

5

Further studies of Indian Zingiberaceae

Rs. 17,97,000.00

2006-2009

DST

6

Potential Ornamental Gingers: Domestication and Development of Agrotechniques. Rs. 29,21,000.00

2006-2010

DBT

7

DNA Barcoding of selected genera of Zingiberaceae: Alpinia, Globba and Zingiber     

Rs. 13,47,000.00

2007-2010

DBT

8

Taxonomic Revision of Indian Marantaceae and Musaceae Rs. 28, 83,000.00

2010-2014

DST

9

 Further studies on Potential Ornamental Gingers: Domestication, molecular characterization, Micropropagation and Popularization Rs. 24,04,675.00

2012-2014

DBT

  1. Ongoing:

 

1

Development of Calicut University Botanic Garden. Rs. 39,00,000.00

2013-2018

MoEF

2

Nationwide Exploration and Biosystematic  studies on Indian Musaceae.24,00,000

2015-2018

DST-SERB

3

Pollination Ecology of selected taxa of south Indian Zingiberaceae 25,00,000

2015-2018

KSCSTE

 

  1. Teaching experience and Academic achievements
  • 36 years of teaching experience. Over 15 years of teaching experience in Pre-degree and Degree classes; 22 years in M. Sc. classes and 20 years in M. Phil classes.
  • Guiding M.Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. students.
  • Attended 4 Refresher Courses on recent topics.
  • Membership in National and International Associations.
  • Participated International and National Symposia.
  • Editor, Rheedea, the official journal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (1999-
    2003).
  • Assistant Editor, Indian Research Essence.
  • Undergone Pre-commissioning course at Southern Naval Command, Cochin.
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Aromatic and Spices Crops.
  • Research guide, University of Calicut.
  • Member, Board of studies in Botany (PG), Calicut University and Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  • Member, Faculty of Science, Calicut University and Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  • Member, Academic Council, Calicut University.
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in Biophysics, University of Calicut.
  • Executive Editor, Rheedea 2013 onwards
  • Co-convener, Publication, 26th Kerala Science Congress, 2014, KVASU, Wayanad.
  • Co-convener, Publication, 28th Kerala Science Congress, 2016, Calicut University.
  • Director, IQAC and Coordinator, NAAC, Calicut University
  1. Administrative Experience:
  • Associate NCC Officer (Navy) for 5 years; organized 4 Annual Training Camps for NCC Cadets, each of 12 days duration.
  • Officer-in-charge, Calicut University Botanical Garden since 1999.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Botany, Calicut University.
  • Secretary, Botany Teachers Association.
  • Medicinal Plant Consultant; Dr. Prakasam Homoeopathic Pharmaceuticals, Calicut.
  • Principal Investigator of 12 Major Research Projects worth 2.5 crores
  • Treasurer, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2002-2009).
  • Secretary, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2009 0nwards).
  • Convener, Educational video content Development for Undergraduate students by UGC and EMMRC, Calicut University.
  • Head of the Department of Botany, Calicut University (2012–2014)
  1. Seminars/Workshops organized:

 

  1. 1. Organizing Secretary – Workshop on Agri-Horticulture practices at the Department of Botany, Calicut University. Sponsored by BGCI (London).
  2. 2. Co-Ordinator: Training in Botanical Illustration. Department of Botany, Calicut 
    Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi.
  3. 3. Oganizing Secretary – Workshop on Horticultural Practices with special reference to gingers, at the Department of Botany, Calicut University- 2009. Sponsored by DBT, New Delhi.
  4. Organizing Secretary – National Workshop on Pollination Ecology. January 2010. IAAT & Department of Botany, Calicut University. Sponsored by DBT and UGC.
  5. Organizing Secretary – National Seminar on Hortus Malabaricus on its 333rd anniversary of Publication, February17, 2012, Department of Botany, Calicut University. Sponsored by DBT and UGC.
  6. Organizing Secretary – 6th International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae, September 10-13, 2012, Department of Botany, Calicut University. Sponsored by DST,  DBT, KSCSTE  and INSA.
  7. Organizing Secretary – Orange Nassau Award to Prof. K.S. Manilal. 01.05.2012. University of Calicut & Govt. of Netherlands.
  8. General Convener: Agri-Food-Flower Fest 2013 (07.03.2013 – 17.03.2013).
  9. General Convener: Prof. V.V. Sivarajan Endowment function and seminar. Since 2005.
  10. Convener: A National Colloquium on the Socio-legal aspects of Gadgil-Kasturirangan reports on Western Ghats. 29.01.2014.
  11. 11. Convener: International Seminar on Advancements in Angiosperm Systematics and Conservation. 19–21 November 2015.
  1. Courses and Training Attended:

 

  1. Staff Orientation Course conducted by Academic Staff College, University of Calicut, 1990.
  2. Refresher Course in Recent Developments in Botany conducted by Academic Staff College, S.V. University, Tirupati, 30th September to 20th October 1993.
  3. Undergone NCC Officer’s Pre commissioning Course of 3 months duration, held at Southern Naval Command, Cochin, 1996.
  4. Refresher Course in Biotechnology, conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 7th April to 2nd May 1997.
  5. Refresher Course in Computer Applications held at Department of Physics, University of Calicut, December 2–22, 1997.
  6. UNESCO Training Workshop on Herbarium Conservation Techniques, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, March 16-28, 2001.
  7. Workshop on Molecular Systematics of Flowering Plants. October 5–10, 2009 at the Department of Botany, Delhi University.
  1. Seminars/Symposia/workshops attended during the last one decade:
  2. International:

 

Sl.

No.

Name of  Symposia/ Seminars/ Workshops

Title of Presentation

Period

Organized by

1

International Symposium on Zingiberaceae South China Botanical garden, Guangzhou, China in 1995.

Taxonomic Revision of South Indian      Zingiberaceae

May 9-12, 1995

UNESCO, South China Botanical Garden

2

Workshop on Herbarium Techniques held at Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Special techniques for collecting gingers and chaired session

October 27-31, 2001

BCSIR

Bangladesh National Herbarium

3

3rdInternational Sympo-sium on Zingiberaceae held at Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Zingiberaceae of India with special reference to the genus Curcuma L

July 7-12 2002

Khon Kaen University & Thai Govt.

4

International symposium on “Plant Taxonomy: advances and relevance” T.M.  Bhagalpur University, Bihar.

Revision of Amomum (Roxb.) Zingiberaceae in South India

November 14-15 2003

T.M. Bhagalpur University, DST, IAAT

5.

4thInternational symposium on the family Zingiberaceae” Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore

Potential Ornamental Gingers of India

July 3-6 2006

Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore

6

International seminar on present trends and further prospects on Angiosperm Taxonomy.

 

6-9 Oct., 2006

Agharkar research Institute, Pune.

7

3rd  Global Botanic Gardens Congress

Conservation of gingers in the CUBG

16-20 April, 2007

Wuhan Botanical garden, China

8

Changing Scenario in Angiosperm Systematics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Plagiostachys nicobarica (Zingiberaceae): New generic record and new species from Nicobar Islands, India. An important taxon to be conserved.

19-21 Nov. 2007

Shivaji University, Kolhapur, DST & DBT.

9.

Multidisplinary approaches in Angiosperm systematics

Chaired a session on Modern trends in Taxonomy.

11-13 th October 2008

Kalyani University, Kalyani, UGC and DBT

10

5th International Symposium on the family Zingiberaceae, Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden, China

Plenary Speaker, and chaired a session.

Zingiberaceae of India, retrospect and prospects.

6-9, July, 2009

Chinese Academy of Sciences

11

4th Global Botanic gardens Congress, Dublin Botanic garden, Dublin, Ireland.

Potential Ornamental gingers: Domestication, development of Agro techniques and Popularization.

13-18, June, 2010.

Botanic garden Conservation International, London

12

6th International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae, Calicut University.

Organizing Secretary

10-13 September, 2012

 DST, DBT, KSCSTE  and INSA.

13

29th International Horticulture Congress

Taxonomy of wild Indian Musaceae

17-22 August 2014

Brisbane, Australia

14

Harvard University, USA

Wild gingers and Banana of India: A taxonomic approach

12.05.2015

Boston, USA

15

Moscow University, Moscow

Additions to Indian Musaceae since Hooker’s Flora of British India (1892)

31.01-03.02.2017

Moscow, Russia

16

Singapore Botanical Garden

Anatomy of Indian musaceae

23-27, July 2018

Singapore

17

Singapore Botanical Garden

Workshop on IUCN characterization

28-02, August 2018

Singapore

 

  1. National:

 

Sl.

No.

Name of Symposia/ Seminars/Workshops

Title of presentation

Period

Organized

by

1

National Seminar on Biodiversity, Conservation and Taxonomy of Tropical Flowering Plants,

               -

Calicut, 1998.

Calicut

University

& IAAT

2

National Seminar on Plant Biodiversity – Systematics, Conservation and Ethnobotany, Siliguri, W. Bengal,

The genus Curcuma L. in India: Resume and future prospects

Nov.9-11, 2000.

N.B. University

&

IAAT

3

National Seminar on Plant Systematics in 21st Century: Approaches and Prospects,Botanical Survey of India, Dehra Dun,

The genus Curcuma in India

Nov. 7-8, 2001.

BSI & IAAT

4

National Seminar on Plant taxonomy in Nation Development, Goa University, Goa,

Zingiberaceae of India

Sept.  26-27, 2002

Goa University, DST

& IAAT

5

First National Conference on Botanical Gardens of India, NBRI, Lucknow, U.P

Medicinal and ornamental gingers

June 2-5, 2003

BGCI, NBRI & HSBC

6

Information management of biodiversity(Plant genetic) resources in Botanic Gardens of India

Calicut University Botanical Garden

Sept. 6-9 2004

BGCI, NBRI & HSBC

7

Group Monitoring workshop on plant sciences

Indian Zingiberaceae

April 7-8 2004

DST

8

New Frontiers in Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity Conservation, Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

Anatomical studies of the genus Alpinia Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) in South India

Dec.29-31  2004

TBGRI,IAPT,DST

& IAAT

9

Emerging trends in Plant taxonomy

Revision of the genus Alpinia Roxb. In India

Oct. 20-21 2005

RTM Nagpur University & IAAT

10

National workshop on plant translocation

Translocation of Paracautleya bhatii

Sept. 19-22 2005

BGCI & NBRI

11

Brainstorming session Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae of India: Prospects

July 29 2005

DBT

12

Workshop on Educational video content Development

            

                -

Oct. 27 2005

UGC, EMMRC

13

Recent Trends in Crop Science Research

-

21-22 Jan. 2006

DST, UGC, STEC

14

Underutilized horticulture plants of India

Ornamental gingers of India

 

IIHR, Bangalore

15

National workshop on Modern trends in Angiosperm Taxonomy

Numerical Taxonomy

22-24 Nov. 2006

St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry, Kerala

16

National Seminar on Recent trends in Plant Science research

-

2-3 march, 2007

S. Battery, wayanad

17

Workshop on “Techniques in Plant taxonomy”

Taxonomic Literature, Phytography and Botanical illustration

19th Sept. 2008

Carmal College, Goa & UGC

18

Workshop on Molecular Systematics of Flowering Plants.

Participant

October 5-10, 2009

Department of Botany, Delhi University

19

National Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of Research in the new world order

Participant

23-24, March, 2010

Calicut University

20

 

Chair person

26- 28 Nov. 2010

 

21

National seminar on Biodiversity conservation

Plenary speaker

11-13 March 2011

Pune University, Pune

22

National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change.

Chair person

Dec., 2-4, 2011

IMMT, Bhubaneswar..

23

Workshop on Assessment of Forest types of India

Expert panel member

February 2, 2012

IFGTB, Coimbatore

24

National Seminar on Hortus Malabaricus on its 333rd anniversary of Publication

Organizing Secretary

Feb 17, 2012

Calicut University

25

Eco Diversity and its management

Taxonomic Revisions – Need of the hour.

29 th Feb. 2012

Sant Gadge Baba Amaravathi University, Amravathi

26

National Seminar on Recent trends and Future Prospects of Biodiversity and Conservation

Potential Ornamental gingers of India

15th March 2012

Sree Narayana College, Punalur, Kollam.

27

Workshop on evolving long term strategy for threat assessment and monitoring conservation status of medicinal plants in India

Expert member

14&15 th June 2012

Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangaluru

29

International Plants Science Day Celebrations’  

Zigiberaceae – Treasure house of fascinating plants of Medicinal and Floricultural wealth

18th may 2013

School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.

30

Conservation of Medicinal plants

Medicinal gingers: Conservation and Uses

 

IIHR, Bangalore

31

Academic staff College,

Diversity of Gingers

15th June, 2013

Bharathiar uty, Trichy

32

Plant Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

Presidential address

26.10.2013-44.11.2013

Malabar Botanic Garden, Olavanna

33

Department of Botany, M.S. University, Baroda

Invited talk

14.02.2014

M.S. University, Baroda

34

Dept. of Botany St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

Invited talk

15.02.2014

St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

35

Govt. Arts and Science College, Calicut

Plenary lecture

21.02.2014

Govt. Arts and Science College

36

National Seminar

Plenary Lecture

05.03.2014

St. Thomas College, Thrissur

37

International seminar

Invited lecture

22.12.2017

Calcutta University

38

Lecture workshop of INSA

Invited lecture

23-24 .10.2017

Gandhigram University, Dindigal

39

International seminar on Taxonomy of Angiosperms

 

10-12. 11.2017

Delhi University

40

International symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm diversity: Hidden treasure of today and tomorrow.

 

29-31, Oct. 2018

M.S. University, Baroda

 

  1. Academic Achievements:
  2. Ph. D. Awarded:

 

  1. Jana Skornickova, Taxonomic Revision of Indian Curcuma. Charles
    University, Prague, Czech Republic (co-guide).
  2. Jayasree, S., Morphological and Anatomical Studies on South Indian
  3. Vasantha, V. A., Biosystematic studies on the genus Zingiber of South India.
  4. Sanoj, E., Revision of the genus Hedychium Koenig (Zingiberaceae) in India.
  5. Thomas V.P., Taxonomic Revision of the genus Amomum( Zingiberaceae) in India.
  6. Jattisha, P.I., Phytolyths of Grasses of Kerala.
  7. Alfred Joe, Taxonomic Revision of the family Musaceae in Indian.

8.   Sreejith P.E., Taxonomic studies on Musa Cultivars (Musaceae) in South India.

  1. Aishwarya K., Systematic Studies on selected genera of Zingiberaceae and Molecular phylogeny of the family in India.
  2. Aswani, K. Pollination Ecology of selected taxa of Zingiberaceae.

II. Ph.D. Works doing under the supervision.

  1. Smisha, K. P. Pollination Ecology of selected taxa of Zingiberales.
  2. Hareesh, V.S., Biosystematic studies of Indian Musaceae.
  3. Linu N.K., Chemotaxonomy of Indian Musaceae
  4. Aswathi,P. Chemotaxonomy of Tribe Zingibereae
  5. Jayakrishnan T. Taxonomic Revision of Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) in NE India.
  6. Rajeesh E.P., Molecular Phylogeny of Indian Musaceae

III. M. Phil. work undertaken

  1. Jayasree, S., Taxonomic Studies on Poaceae of Calicut University
  2. Biju, Aquatic flora of Eranakulam District, Kerala.
  3. Sanoj, E., Revision of Alpinia (Zingiberaceae) in India.
  4. Thomas, V.P., Taxonomy of Amomum subulatum cultivars (Zingiberaceae).
  5. Jattisha P.I., Phytolyths of bamboos in India.
  6. Aswani, K., Pollination biology of Alpinia mutica.
  7. Smisha, K.P., Pollination biology of Dillenia suffruticosa
  8. Aswathy, P., Pollination biology of Garcinia indica.

IV. Memberships

  1. Life Member & Fellow – Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy
  2. Life Member – Indian Botanical Society.
  3. Executive Member – Ecofraternity of College and University Teachers.
  4. Member – OISCA International.
  5. Director – Pantheerankave Educational Society, Calicut, running a High School with over 2200 students.
  6. Executive Member: Centre for Research in Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Culture (CRIKSC)
  7. Life member & Vice President– Gregor Mendal Foundation (GMF)
  8. Member IUCN Species Survival Commission Indian Subcontinent Plant Specialist Group.
  9. Member Society of Reproductive Biologists.
  10. Member, Board of studies in Botany (PG), Calicut University.
  11. Member, Faculty of Science, Calicut University.
  12. Expert member, National Institute of Plant Science and Technology, M.G.
    University, Kottayam.
  13. Member, Arboretum Committee, Dr. Shivaram Karantha Pilikula Nisagra Dhama, Mangalore.
  14. Member Board of Studies in Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut, Autonomus.
  15. Member Board of Studies in Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, Autonomus
  16. Member Academic Council, St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda.
  17. Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.
  18. Awards/Fellowships:
  19. Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA)
  20. Panchanan Maheswari Gold Medal -2010 - instituted by Indian Botanical Society.
  21. Fellow Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAT).
  22. Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society, 2012. London (FLS).
  23. Elected as the Secretary of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. 2009 – 2014.
  24. Nominated as IUCN Species Survival Commission Indian Subcontinent Plant Specialist
    Group member.
  25. V.V. Sivarajan Gold Medal 2014 – Instituted by Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
  26. Best Researcher Award of Calicut University – University of Calicut
  27. Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society (FBS).
  28. Honoured with naming of plant: Musa sabuana, Zingiber sabuanum and Amomum sabuanum.

VI. Examination Board

  • Examiner in Botany for the Pre-degree and Degree Examination, Calicut University, 1989-1999.
  1. Member, Board of Question Paper Setters for B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. D. in Botany, Kerala, Kannur and M. G. University, since 1999.
  • Examiner, M.Sc. Plant Science and Applied Plant Science, University of Calicut, 1999 onwards.
  • Examiner, M.Sc. Botany, Kannur University, 2001 onwards.
  • Chairman, Board of examiners, M.Sc. Plant science, Ist semester Examination, March, 2003.
  • Chairman, Ph. D. Botany PQE Examination, University of Calicut, 2017.

VII. Deputations /Assignments abroad during the period:

  1. Deputed to present a paper in an International symposia held at South China Botanical Garden, China, during 9–12 May, 1995.
  2. Deputed to present an invited Lecture in a Training Workshop on Herbarium Techniques organized by UNESCO held at Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Deputed to present a paper in 3rd symposium on the family Zingiberaceae held at Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  4. Deputed to present a paper in the 4th International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae held at Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore.
  5. Deputed to present a paper on Calicut University Botanical Garden, at Wuhan botanical Garden, Wuhan, China.
  6. Deputed to present a paper on Indian Zingiberaceae Resume and Future Prospects at 5th International Zingiberaceae Symposium, China.
  7. Deputed to present a paper on Potential Ornamental gingers: Domestication, development of Agro techniques and Popularization, at 4th Global Botanic gardens Congress, Dublin Botanic garden, Dublin, Ireland.
  8. Deputed to present a paper on Taxonomy of wild Indian Musaceae: 29th International Horticulture Congress 17–22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia.
  9. Wild gingers and Banana of India: A taxonomic approach: Harvard University, Harvard,
    12.05.2015.
  10. Wild bananas of India: 7th International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae. Queen
    Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chiangmai, Thailand. 17–21 August 2015.
  11. Additions to Indian Musaceae since Hooker’s Flora of British India (1892): Moscow University, Moscow, Russia.

VIII. Invited Lectures:

  1. Presented a paper on Special techniques for collecting gingers and chaired session in Training Workshop on Herbarium Techniques organized by UNESCO held at Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  2. Taxonomy and Biodiversity: Department of Botany, S.N.G. College, Chelannur,
    5th November 2002.
  3. Refresher Course for College teachers held at Maharajas College, Eranakulam, 9th   
    August 2003.
  4. Wild relatives of ginger and turmeric with special reference to identification of different economically important species belonging to the family Zingiberaceae in India. Orientation training on “wild relatives of crop plants and post collection care of germplasm for  CCPI’s  held at National Bureau of Plant Genetic resources, Thrissur on  10.2004.
  5. Medicinal and Ornamental gingers. Refresher course for college teachers held at
    Academic Staff College, Kerala University on 29.03.2005.
  6. Underutilized ornamental gingers of India. National seminar on “Underutilized
    horticulture plants of India” Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.
  7. Numerical Taxonomy. National workshop on Modern trends in Angiosperm
    Taxonomy, St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry, Kerala.
  8. Taxonomic literature, Phytography and Botanic Illustration. National Workshop on
    “Techniques in Plant taxonomy, Carmal College, Goa.
  9. Diversity and significance of Zingiberaceae: National Training Programme for Capacity
    Building in Taxonomy. Nov. 03 – 17, 2008. Botanical Survey of India, Shillong.
  10. Phytochemistry of Gingers. Refresher course for College teachers held at Academic Staff
    college, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram. 30.12.2008.
  11. Taxonomy and Significance of Zingiberaceae. National Training Programme for
    Capacity Building in Plant Taxonomy. Jan. 16-31, 2009. Botanical Survey of India,
  12. Taxonomic Literature: Workshop on Plant Taxonomy for Teachers and Researchers.
    MSSRF, Wayanad, 19-23, February, 2009.
  13. Zingiberaceae of India. Resume and Future Prospects. Plenary speaker in the 5th
    International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae” held at Xishuangbanna Botanical
    Garden, China, 6-9, July, 2009.
  14. Chemotaxonomy with special reference to the Zingiberaceae. National Workshop on
    Plant Taxonomy held at Vishveswarya Institute of technology, Bangalore. Sponsored by DST, India.
  15. Biodiversity Conservation. National seminar on Biodiversity. 31.03.2010. Mangalore
    University, Mangalore.
  16. Conservation in Calicut University Botanical Garden. Garden and people. Tropical
    Botanical Garden and research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, 26.11.2009.
  17. Calicut University Botanical Garden: A Conservatory for a Tropical endemic and
    endangered Plants. National Seminar on “Conservation and Sustainble Development”
    Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram 27-29, May, 2010.
  18. Taxonomic Literature and its uses. Academic Staff College, Bharathiyar University,
    26.11.2010.
  19. Amazing gingers. Department of Botany, M.S. University, Baroda.14.02.2014.
  20. Taxonomy of gingers. Department of Botany, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.15.02.2014
  21. Zingiberales of India with special reference to Musaceae. University of Calcutta. Kolkatta.
    07.2014.
  22. Indian Zingiberales- Retrospect and Prospects- International Semianr on Plant Taxonomy.
  23. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchrapally. 31.10.2014.
  24. Taxonomic Revision and Monographs – Need of the Hour. The Indian Science Congress,  
    University of Bombay, Mumbai. 05.01.2015
  25. Biodiversity Conservation in Botanic Gardens. National Dialogue on Plant Taxonomy and
  26. 125th Anniversary of Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. 14.02.2015.
  27. Wild gingers and Banana of India: A taxonomic approach: Harvard University, Harvard,
    12.05.2015.
  28. Wild bananas of India: 7th International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae. Queen
    sirikit Botanical Garden, Chiangmai, Thailand. 17–21 August 2015.
  29. Project writing and fund mobilization. Orientation programme for College teachers. UGC-
    Calicut University. 02.09.2016.
  30. Lecture workshop at Gandhigram University, Dindigal on 23 & 24 October 2017.
  31. National seminar at Savithri Phule Pune University, Pune on 17 January 2018.
  32. Refresher course at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.

IX. List of my best 5 publications:

  1. Kress W. J., Mood J.D, Sabu M, Prince L.M, Dey S, & Sanoj, E. (2010) Larsenianthus, a
    New Asian Genus of Gingers (Zingiberaceae) with Four Species. PhytoKeys 1: 15–32.
  2. P. Thomas, M. Dan, M. Sabu & M.A. Jabbar. 2010. Amomum andamanicum
    (Zingiberaceae): a new species from the Andaman Islands, India. Blumea 55: 295–
    299.
  3. Skornickova, J. L., O. Sida, Sabu, K. Marhold. 2008. Taxonomical and Nomenclatural puzzles in Indian Curcuma: The identity and Nomenclatural history of C. zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe. and C. zerumbet Roxb. (Zingiberaceae). Taxon 57(3): 949–962.
  4. Sabu, E. Sanoj & M.G. Prasanth kumar. 2007. Plagiostachys nicobarica  
    (Zingiberaceae):  New Generic Rcord and a New Species from Nicobar Islands, India.
    Blumea. 531: 329–334.
  5. Skornickova, J. L., O. Sida, V. Jarolimova, Sabu, T. Fer, & P. Travnieek.  2007.

Chromosome numbers and genome size variation in Indian species of Curcuma (Zingiberaceae).
Annals of Botany. 100: 505–526.

  1. Major contributions:

Prof. Sabu has been teaching taxonomy for the past 33 years for UG and PG students and creating awareness of Taxonomy through organizing National and International seminars and workshops. He has been working on the Taxonomy of Indian Zingiberaceae for the past 25 years. Taxonomic Revision of South Indian Zingiberaceae was over and a book entitled “Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India” was released at Singapore Botanical Garden in July 2006. Another book on “Package of Practices of ornamental Gingers” was published in June 2011. Taxonomic Revision of Indian Zingiberaceae is over and a Monograph would be published in 2018. A germplasm of over 190 species and 2000 accessions of live plants in the ginger gene bank of Calicut University Botanical Garden is established. This forms the largest collection of Indigenous gingers in India. Exotic and ornamental gingers from China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia are also grown. Several research Institutions such as RGCB, NBPGR, IISR, CTCRI, BGIR etc make use of these collections for various studies. He has over 145 papers in National and International Journals to his credit. Apart from the Taxonomy, he has also dealt with aspects of Palynology, Cytology and Dermal Morphology, molecular aspects of all Zingiberaceae members of South India. Dr. M. Sabu described 50 taxa new to Science and reported five new generic records, six new combinations, 15 new species records for India, nine for South India, and 16 name changes/synonyms. Rediscovery of 11 taxa after 57 to 155 years, which includes some supposed to be extinct taxa. The IUCN status of all Indian gingers were assessed. The ornamental gingers are becoming more popular among horticulturists in many countries. India has a rich diversity of potential ornamental gingers. The domestication of ten valuable ornamental species has been made. The revision of Indian Musaceae and  Marantaceae was over. The largest germplasm of Indian Musacerae and Marantaceae is established in the Botanical Garden of Calicut University. Which contain more than 30 taxa and over 200 accessions. Musaceae Revision is progressing well with four new taxa and several new records to India and rediscoveries after a lapse of 50 – 100 years.

He has also prepared a database of Indian Zingiberaceae,  Musaceae and Marantaceae and a website <www.gingersofindia.com> for the first time. The IUCN status of all Indian gingers were assessed. Indian Botanical Society has honored him by awarding the prestigious Prof. Panchanan Maheswari Gold Medal 2010 and Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy with Prof. V.V. Sivarajan Gold Medal 2014. As a honour, three new species have been named after him viz. Amomum sabuanun V.P. Thomas et al., Musa sabuana K. Prasad, et al.,  and Zingiber sabuanum KMP Kumar & A. Joe. University of Calicut had awarded Best Researcher Award for his contributions in the field of Research.

He has contributed a lot to Indian Taxonomy by acting as Treasurer and Secretary of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, one of the largest Taxonomy Association in India, since 2000. He is presently acting as the Secretary of IAAT and  Executive Editor of the official journal of IAAT, Rheedea. He has been officiating as the Officer-in-charge of Calicut University Botanic Garden since 1999 and has developed it into one of the best Botanic gardens in India. He has taken up programmes for the conservation of endangered taxa through MoEF & CC Project.

Eponymous:

  1. Amomum sabuanun P. Thomas, Nissar & U. Gupta
  2. Musa sabuana Prasad, Bheem & BRP Rao
  3. Zingiber sabuanum KMP Kumar & A. Joe
  1. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
  2. Taxonomic Studies

1.1. Novelties:

1.1.1. New Species:

  1. Alpinia smithiae M. Sabu & Mangaly
  2. Curcuma codonantha Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanth
  3. Curcuma coriacea Mangaly & M. Sabu
  4. Curcuma haritha Mangaly & M. Sabu
  5. Curcuma mutabilis Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanth
  6. Curcuma raktakanta Mangaly & M. Sabu
  7. Curcuma rubrobracteata Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanth
  8. Curcuma vamana M. Sabu & Mangaly.
  9. Plagiostachys nicobarica M. Sabu, E. Sanoj & Prasanth Kumar.
  10. Amomum andamanicum V.P. Thomas, M. Dan & M. Sabu.
  11. Hedychium forrestii var. palaniense E. Sanoj & M. Sabu
  12. Larsenianthus arunachalensis M. Sabu, E. Sanoj & T. Rajesh.
  13. Amomum sahyadricum Thomas V.P. & M. Sabu
  14. Hedychium nagamiense Sanoj, M. Sabu & V.P. Thomas.
  15. Amomum nilgiricum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu
  16. Amomum agastyamalayanum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu
  17. Amomum newmanii M. Sabu & V.P. Thomas
  18. Amomum dampuianum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu & H. Lalramgingloa
  19. Amomum mizoramense M. Sabu, V.P. Thomas & L. Vanchhawng
  20. Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu
  21. Musa velutina subsp. markkuana M. Sabu, Alfred J. & Sreejith, P.E.
  22. Striga indica Prabhukumar, Jayanthi, M. Sabu & Rajendran.
  23. Musa velutina var. variegate A.Joe, M. Sabu &  Sreejith.
  24. Musa arunachalensis Alfred, Sreejith & M. Sabu.
  25. 25. Musa cylindrica Joe, Sreejith and M. Sabu
  26. Musa balbisiana Var. elavazhai Alfred & M. Sabu
  27. Boesenbergia maghalayensis Aishwarya & M. Sabu
  28. Striga kamalii Omalsree, K. M. Prabhu, M. Sabu & Sunojkumar
  29. Musa sikkimensis Kurz. Var. simmondsii A. Joe & M. Sabu
  30. 30. Impatiens roingensis Hareesh, A. Joe & M. Sabu
  31. 31. Didymocarpus mollierii Joe, Hareesh & M. Sabu
  32. Impatiens pseudocitrina Hareesh, R. Gogoi & M. Sabu
  33. Amomum meghalayanse V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu & E. Sanoj
  34. 34. Pleione arunachalensis Hareesh, Kumar & M. Sabu
  35. Impatiens arunachalensis Hareesh, M. Sabu & R. Gogoi 
  36. Ophiorrhiza meghalayensis Hareesh, A. Joe, M. Sabu & L. Wu
  37. Zingiber arunachalensis A. Joe, T. Jayakrishnan, Hareesh & M. Sabu
  38. Ophiorrhiza debiana Hareesh, V.S., A. Joe, & M. Sabu
  39. Impatiens walongensis Hareesh, V.S., M. Sabu & Borah
  40. Impatiens nilalohithae Hareesh & M. Sabu
  41. 41. Impatiens haridasanii Hareesh & M. Sabu
  42. Lysionotus gamosepalus var. biflorus A.Joe, Hareesh & M.Sabu
  43. Leptomischus flaviflorus Hareesh, M. Sabu & L. Wu
  44. 44. Ophiorrhiza jacobii Hareesh, Salish, G. Joseph & M. Sabu
  45. Amomum nimkiyense M. Sabu, Hareesh, Tatum & A.K. Das
    46. Amomum riwatchi M. Sabu & Hareesh
  46. Disporum mishmiensis Hareesh & M. Sabu

                                                                       

            1.1.2. New Cultivars

  1. Amomum subulatum ‘Dzongu’
  2. Amomum subulatum ‘Green golsey’
  3. Amomum subulatum ‘Sawney’
  4. Amomum subulatum ‘Seremna’
  5. Amomum subulatum ‘Varlengey’
  6. Musa x calicutensis

            1.2. New Name/New Combination:

  1. Boesenbergia siphonantha (Baker) M. Sabu et al.
  2. Curcuma bhatii (R.M. Sm.) Skornickova & M. Sabu
  3. Etlingera fenzlii (Kurz) Skornickova & M. Sabu
  4. Curcuma scaposa Skornickova & M. Sabu
  5. Musa markkuana (M.Sabu et al.) Hareesh, A. Joe & M. Sabu
  6. Impatiens agastyamalayensis (Bhaskar) A.Joe, V.Bhaskar & M.Sabu

.

            1.3. New Generic Records:

  1. The genus is represented by Plagiosthys nicobarica is a new     
    genus and species record for India
  2. The genus is represented by Stahlianthus involucratus (King ex
  3. Baker) R.M. Sm. is a new generic record for India.
  4. The genus is represented by L. arunachalensis M. Sabu, E.
    Sanoj & T. Rajesh. is a new generic record for India.
  5. The genus is represented by Asteropyrum peltatum (Franch.) J.R. Drumm. & Hutch. is a new generic record for India.

            1.4. New Species Records:

1.4.1. for India

  1. Alpinia fax Burtt & Smith
  2. Alpinia ovoidocarpa H.Dong & G.J. Xu  
  3. Amomum fulviceps Thw.
  4. Curcuma roscoeana Wall.
  5. Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.
  6. Globba cernua Baker
  7. Globba schomburgkii Hook. f.
  8. Zingiber parishii Hook. f.
  9. Amomum fulviceps Thwaites
  10. Hedychium forrestii Diels
  11. Stachyphrynium repens (Körn.) Suksathan & Borchs.
  12. Musa chunii Häkkinen
  13. 13. Musa laterita Cheesman
  14. Zingiber neotruncatum T.L. Wu et al.
  15. 15. Ophiorrhiza rugosa Var. angustifolia (Thwaites) Ridsdale

                        1.4.2. for peninsular India

  1. Hedychium spicatum Ham. ex Smith var. acuminatum (Roscoe) Wall.
  2. Zingiber capitatum var. elatum
  3. Curcuma caesia Roxb.  
  4. Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb.
  5. Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) B.L. Burtt
  6. Alpinia abundiflora Burtt & Smith
  7. Apocopis cochinhinensis A. Camus
  8. Amomum ghaticum K.G. Bhat 
  9. 9. Boesenbergia kingii Mood & L.M. Prince
  10. Ophiorrhiza heterostyla Dunn

                        1.4.3. for Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  1. Musa kattuvazhana K.C. Jacob

            1.5. Rediscoveries:

  1. Amomum cereceum Roxb.
  2. Hedychium wardii Fisch.
  3. Zingiber ligulatum Roxb.
  4. Amomum kingii Baker after 112 years
  5. 5. Amomum cannicarpum after 155 years
  6. Musa ochracea K. Sheph.
  7. Musa cheesmanii N.W. Simmonds after 57 years
  8. Musa manii H. wendel wx Baker after 122 years.
  9. Musa nagensium Prain after 109 years
  10. Musa thomsonii A M Cowan & Cowan after 84 years
  11. Musa flaviflora NW Simmonds after 57 years

            1.6. New Synonyms:

  1. Curcuma nilamburensis et al. is reduced to C. mutabilis Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanth
  2. Curcuma malabarica et al. is reduced to C. zedoaria. Roxb.
  3. Curcuma raktakanta is reduced to zedoaria Roxb.
  4. Curcuma kurzii King ex Baker is reduced to roscoeana Wall.
  5. Curcuma peethapushpa is reduced to vamana M. Sabu & Mangaly.
  6. Curcuma kudagensis is reduced to neilgherrensis Wight.
  7. Kaempferia siphonantha Baker to Boesenbergia siphonantha.
  8. Curcuma ecalcarata & Indu is reduced to C. aurantiaca Zijp.
  9. Curcuma lutea (Ansari et al.) A. Amalraj et al. is reduced to C. Oligantha Trimen var. lutea (Ansari et al.) K.G. Bhat.
  10. Hedychium luteum Baker is reduced to Marginatum C.B. Clarke.
  11. Phrynium nicobaricum is reduced to P. Paniculatum Didr.
  12. Musa negensium hongii is reduced to M. Nagensium Prain
  13. Musa acuminata burmannica is reduced to M. kattuvazhana K.C. Jacob
  14. Musa banksii singampatti is reduced to M. kattuvazhana K.C. Jacob
  15. laterita Cheesman is reduced to M. rubra Wall. ex Kurz
  16. Hedychium rubrumS. Rao & D.M. Verma is reduced to H. deceptum N.E. Br.
  17. Musa indandamanensis J. Singh reduced to M. sabuana K. Prasad et al
  18. Musa paramjitiana J. Singh reduced to M. balbisiana var. andamanica D.B. Singh et al

            1.7. Probable new Taxa:

  1. Amomum (3 spp.)
  2. Hedychium (2 sp.)
  3. Zingiber (3 sp.)

                       

  1. Publications:

4 Books + 151 Research papers and 5 popular articles.

1.1. Books:

  1. Sabu, M. 2006. Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. pp. 281. ISBN:181-901637-0-1                          
  2. Sabu M.,P. Thomas, K.M. Prabhu Kumar & K.V. Mohanan. 2011. Package of Practices of ornamental Gingers. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. pp. 28.
  3. Jayasree, S. and Sabu. 2013. Anatomy of South Indian Zingiberaceae. Deutchland,  Lambret Academic Publishing, Germany.ISBN:978-3-8443-9827-4.
  4. Sreejith, P.E. and Sabu. 2017. Edible bananas of South India: Taxonomy and Phytochemistry. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. pp. 292. ISBN:181-901637-4-4.

   1.2. Papers in peer-reviewed Journals, chapters in books etc.

  

  1. Thomas V.P. & M. Sabu.2018. Taxonomic history of Meistera acuminata (Thwaites) Skornick.
    & M.F. Newman (Zingiberaceae) with notes on typification, affinitiesand variations. Webbia

       ……………… DOI: 10.1080/00837792.2018.1510463

  1. Dhanya B.P., G. Greeshma, P. Sasikumar, S. Neethu, M.T. Meenu, P. Sharathna, J.  
                  Jubi, V. Sunil, M. Sabu, M. Dan, K.V. Radhakrishnan. 2018. Lewis-acid-catalyzed
                  Zerumbone towards sesquiterpenoid derivatives: Sustainable utilization of abundant natural

              resources for the synthesis of chemically diverse architectures.Asian Journal of Organic
              Chemistry
7:471-476. DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.2018000006. (IF: 2.788)

  1. Aswathi, P., M. Madhukrishnan, K.V. Radhakrishnan & M. Sabu. 2018. GC-MS based
    chemical profiling of Alpinia manii rhizome- an endemic and endangerd plant from Andaman
                 Islands, India. J. Pharmacognosy Phytochemistry 7(5): 1807-1809. ISSN. P. 2278-4136 P.
                 ISSN 2349-8234.
  1. 153. Greeshma, G., B. Prabha, A. Joe, T.R. reshmita, D.R. Sherin, B. Abraham, M.
     Sabu, T.K. Manoj Kumar, K.V. Radhakrishnan, P. Nisha. 2018. Screning Musa
                balbisiana
    Colla seeds for antidiabetic properties and isolation of apiforol, a 
                potential lead, with antidiabetic activity. J. Science food and agriculture              
                https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.9462 (IF 2.643)
  1. Smisha K.P. & M. Sabu. 2018. Morphological and anatomical features of some taxa of
    Costaceae. Bangladesh J. bot. 47(2): 211-218. (IF 0.23)
  1. Hareesh, V.S., A. Folden & M. Sabu. (2018). Disporum mishmiensis (Colchicaceae ),  a 
                 
    new  species  from  North  East  India. Blumea (63): 121–124. (IF- 0.699)  https://doi.org/   
                 10.3767/blumea.2018.63.02.05
    .
  1. Rajani Kurup, V.  P.  Thomas,  Judin  Jose,  Mathew  Dan,  M.  Sabu  &  Sabulal  Baby.
                  (2018) Chemical  Composition  of  Rhizome  Essential  Oils of Amomum
                   agastyamalayanum
      and  Amomum  newmanii   from  South  India. Journal  of  Essential    
                  Oil  Bearing  Plants,
      21(3):  803-810. (IF:m0.689) ISSN:  0972-060X  (Print)  0976-5026   
                  (Online)
  2. Sabu, M., Hareesh, V.S., Mibag, T. & Das, A.K. (2018) Amomum nimkiyense
             
    (Zingiberaceae), a new species from northeast India. Phytotaxa 340 (2): 197–200. (IF- 1.

               24)

  1. Hareesh, V.S.& M. Sabu. (2018) Amomum riwatchii (Zingiberaceae), a new species from
    northeast India. Botany Letters. https://doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2018.1437073(IF- 0.87)
  2. Hareesh, V.S., Joe, A., Alappat, J.P. & M. Sabu. 2017. Musaceae of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with two new synonyms and one distributional record. Rheedea 27(2): 71–78.

               https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2017.27.2.1

  1. Hareesh, V.S., M.J.  Salish, Lei Wu, J. Ginu J and M. Sabu. 2017. Ophiorrhiza jacobii

(Rubiaceae) sp. nov. from Western Ghats, India.  Nordic J. Botany (IF- 0.84) 000: 001-003, 2017 Doi: 10.1111/njb.01519, ISSN 1756-1051

  1. Smisha, K.P. & M. Sabu. 2017. Musa x calicutensis: a new interspecific hybrid from Kerala, India . Taiwania 62(4): 381-386.ISSN. Doi.10.6165/tai.2017.62.381
  2. Hareesh, V.S. Lei Wu & M. Sabu. 2017. Leptomischus flaviflorus (Rubiaceae), a new species from India. Phytotaxa 332(1: 088-092. (IF- 1.24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 332.1.10.
  3. Aswathi,P., K. Aswani & M. Sabu. 2018. Reproductive biology of Malabar tamarind (Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Rob.: An endemic, medicinal and spice plant from Western Ghats. The Inter. J. Plant Repr. Biol. 9(1) 27-30. DOI 10.14787/ijprb.2018 9.1.
  4. Joe, A, V. Bhaskar & M. Sabu. 2017. Impatiens agastyamalayensis stat. nov.
    (Balsaminaceae): A reassessment of Impatiens rufescens  var. agastyamalayensis

     and rediscovery of the plant from the Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 326(2): 144-150. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 326.2.6.

  1. 141. Aswani K. & Sabu, 2017. Pollination Ecology of an important medicinal plant,

       Curcuma aeruginosa (Zingiberaceae). International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology
             
9(1) 32-36.

  1. Joe, A, V.S. Hareesh & M. Sabu. 2017. A new taxon of Lysianotus (Gesneriaceae) from Northeastern India. Taiwania 62(4): 337-339.ISSN. Doi.10.6165/tai.2017.62.337.
  2. Hareesh, V.S. & M. Sabu. 2017. Impatiens haridasanii (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Phytotaxa 326(4): 264-268. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 326.4.5.
  3. Hareesh, V.S. & M. Sabu. 2017.Impatiens nilalohitae (Balsaminaceae), a new species from North Eastern India. Phytotaxa 323(2): 189-193. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 323.2.7.
  4. Hareesh, V.S., S. Borah, & M. Sabu. 2017. Impatiens walongensis
    (Balsaminaceae), a new species from North Eastern India. Phytotaxa 317(3): 226-230. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 317.3.7.
  5. Hareesh, V.S., A. Joe, & M. Sabu. 2017. Ophiorrhiza debiana (Rubiaceae: Rubioideae), a new species from North east India. Phytotaxa 309(3):291-294. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print);https://doi.org/ 10.11646/ phytotaxa. 309.3.13.
  6. Joe,A., T. Jayakrishnan, V.S. Hareesh & M. Sabu. 2017. Zingiber arunachalensis
    (Zingiberaceae): a new species from northeastern India Phytotaxa 309(1):095-098. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print);https://doi.org/ 10.11646/ phytotaxa. 309.1.11.
  7. Hareesh, V.S., Wu Li, A. Joe, & M. Sabu. 2017. Ophiorrhiza meghalayensis (Rubiaceae: Ophiorrhizeae), a new species from Meghalaya Phytotaxa 307(4):297-300. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print);https://doi.org/ 10.11646/ phytotaxa. 307.4.8.
  8. M. Sabu & Alfred joe 2017. Additions to Indian Musaceae since Hooker’s Flora of British India (1892): In: Sokoloff D.D. et al. Taxonomy and Evolutionary Morphology of Plants: Materials of the conference dedicated to 85 anniversary of V.N. Tikhomirov. M. Marks Press, Moscow.345-347.
  9. 132. Hareesh, V.S., A. Joe, P.E. Sreejith & M. Sabu. Musa markkuana stat. nov.
    (Musaceae) - A reassessment of Musa velutina subsp. markkuana Phytotaxa 303(3):279-284. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print);https://doi.org/ 10.11646/ phytotaxa. 303.3.8.
  10. Prabhu Kumar K. M., V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu, and A.V. Prasanth
    2017. Praying mantis ginger. In. Horticultural values of high nutritive value Brillion   
       Publishing, New Delhi. 317-326.
  11. Hareesh, V.S., A. Joe, R. Gogoi & M. Sabu. 2017. Impatiens arunachalensis
    (Balsaminaceae), a new species from northeastern India. Phytotaxa 305(1): 047-051. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); https://doi.org/ 10.11646 / phytotaxa. 305.1.7.
  12. 129. Hareesh, V.S., P. Kumar & Sabu. 2017. Pleione arunachalensis (Orchidaceae)
    Epidendroideae: Arethuseae: Coelogyninae) a new species from North-East India .Phytotaxa   

           291(4): 294-2298-168. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 3155 (print); 
      https://doi.org/10.11646/ phytotaxa. 291.4.7.

  1. Aslam R. Pathan, G. Vadnare & M. Sabu.2016. Curcuma caesia rhizomes: Evaluation antiasthmatic effect by using clonidine induced mast cell granualtion. Neuro Pharmac J. 1(1): 7-12.
  2. Geethu E.T., Kiran A.G., Leslie A., M. Sabu and George T. 2016. Analyses between Reproductive Behavior, Genetic Diversity andPythium Responsiveness in Zingiber spp. Reveal an Adaptive Significance for Hemiclonality. Front. Plant Sci., 7: 1-12. (IF. 4.495) https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01913
  3. 126. Hareesh V.S., R. Gogoi and Sabu. 2016. Impatiens pseudocitrina (Balsaminaceae) , a new species from Arunachal Pradeash, Northeastern India. Phytotaxa 282(3): 231-234-168. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online). doi.http://dx.doi.org/10.11.646/phytotaxa.282.3.8.
  4. Alfred Joe, P.E. Sreejith & M. Sabu 2016. The identity of Musa kattuvazhana (Musaceae) with reduction of Musa acuminata subsp. burmannica and Musa banksii var. singampatti as its synonyms. Webbia http://dx.doi. org/10. 1080/00837792.2016.1200820.
  5. Alfred Joe, V.S. Hareesh, P. Prashob & M. Sabu 2016. Didymocarpus moellerii (Gesneriaceae): a new species from northeastern India. Phytotaxa 266(1): 57–60. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online). http://dx.doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.266.1.10.
  6. Hareesh V.S., Alfred Joe, Prashob & M. Sabu 2016.  Impatiens roingensis (Balsaminaceae): a new species from northeast India. Webbia (online first).
  7. Alfred Joe, P.E. Sreejith & Sabu 2016.  Notes on Musa rubra Kurz (Musaceae) and reduction of M. laterita Cheesman as conspecific. Taiwania 61(1): 34–40.
  8. Smisha, K.P., K. Aswani, and M. Sabu. 2016. Reproductive Biology of Dillenia suffruticosa (Griffith) Mertelli with emphasis on Protrandry. Bangladesh J. Bot. 45(3): 605-611. (IF – 0.23) ISSN. 0253-5413.
  9. 120. Aswani, K., Sabu and K.P. Smisha 2016. Pollination biology of Curcuma aeruginosa (Zingiberaceae): an important medicinal plant. Inter. J. Pl. Rep. Boil. 9(1): 32-36. ISSN: 0975-4296 (print)). ISSN: 2249-7390 (online). DOI.10.14787/ijprb.2017.9.1.32.36.
  10. 119. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and Sabu. 2016. Genus Ensete (Musaceae) in India. Telopea. J. Pl. Syst. 19: 99-112. (IF – 0.29) Dx. DOI. Org/10.7751/Telopea.10421.
  11. 118. Sreejith, P.E., N.K.Linu, P. Sasikumar, K.V. Radhakrishnan and Sabu. 2016. Phytochemical studies of an endemic and critically endangered hill banana, Musa acuminata Cola(AA) ‘Karivazhai’ fruit by GCMS. J. Chemical Pharma. Res. 8(5): 164-168.
  12. 117. Thomas V.P., E. Sanoj and Sabu.2016. Amomum meghalayense (Zingiberaceae): a new species from North East India. Phytotaxa 245 (2): 178–182 (IF- 1. 24)
  13. 116. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and Sabu 2016. A new variety of Musa sikkimensis Kurz. and notes on the Taxonomic history off M. sikkimensis (Musaceae) from North east India. Webbia http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.2015.1113721
  14. 115. Ashfak Ahamad O., T. Prathibha, K.V. Mohanan, and Sabu. 2015. Invitro propogation studies on ornamental pink ginger through rhizome explants. In: Mohanan K.V. et al. (Ed.). prospects in Forestry and agriculture. Kerala Forest research institute, Peechi, Thrissur.
  15. 114. Mohamed Salim, Ahmadul Kabeer, A. Ajikumaran Nair, Dan Mathew, Sabu and Sabulal Baby. 2015. Chemical profile, antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of rhizome oil of Zingiber anamalayanum from Western Ghats in india. Natural Products Research ISSN: 1478-6419 (Print) 1478-6427 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gnpl20
  16. 113. Aiswarya,K., K.M. Prabhukumar, & Sabu. 2015. Boesenbergia kingii (Zingiberaceae): a new record for South India. Webbia: J. Plant Tax. & Geography.  

    doi: 10.1080/00837792.2015.1055926.

  1. Prabhu Kumar K. M., V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu, A.V. Prasanth and K.V. Mohanan
    2015. Induced mutation in ornamental gingers (Zingiberaceae) using chemical mutagens viz. Colchicine, Acrydine and Ethyl methane sulphanate. J. Hort. Forestry and Biotech. 19(2): 18-27. 2015.
  2. 111. Omalsree M., K.M. Prabhukumar, Sabu, P. Sunoj Kumar, Binu Thomas, A. Rajendran & V.K. Srinivas. 2015. A new species of I. Section Polypleureae (Orobranchaceae) from Southern Western ghats of India. Phytotaxa 212(2): 163-168. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online). doi.http://dx.doi.org/10.11.646/phytotaxa.212.2.6.
  3. 110. Jattisha, P.I. & Sabu. 2015. Foliar  Phytoliths as an aid to the  identification of   
              Paniceae (Panicoideae: Poaceae) grasses in South India. Webbia: J. Pl. Taxon. &  
             Geography 
    70(1): 115-131. doi: 10.1080/00837792.2015.1005908.
  4. Sanoj, E. & M. Sabu.2015. On the identity and Typification of Hedychium deceptum (Zingiberaceae), an earlier name for H. rubrum. Novon 24(1): 46-49. DOI. 10.3417/2010083. (IF. 0.51).
  5. V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu. 2015. Rediscovery of Amomum kingii Baker (Zingiberaceae):
    Endemic and highly threatened ginger from Sikkim, India. J. Threatened Taxa 7 (3): 7034-7036. DOI. 10.11609.JOTT.03589. ISSN. 0974-790 (Online). ISSN. 0974-7893 (Print).
  6. Hareesh, V.S., V.B. Sreekumar, K.M. Prabhukumar, M. Sabu & K.A. Sreejith. 2015. Lectotypification of Ophiorrhiza heterostyla Dunn and the new record of Ophiorrhiza rugosa Wall. Var. angustifolia (Thwaites) Ridsale (Rubiaceae) for India. Webbia: J. Pl. Taxon. & Geography 70(1): 109-112. doi: 10.1080/00837792.2015.1015249.
  7. Aswathi,P., K. Aswani & M. Sabu. 2015. Pollination Biology of Costus woodsonii Maas (Costaceae). International J. Repr. Biology. 7(2):. DOI.10.14787/ijprb. 2015.7.2.
  8. 105. Aiswarya,K., Vinitha M.R., G. Thomas & Sabu. 2015. A new species of Boesenbergia and rediscovery of B. rotunda (Zingiberaceae) from India . Phytotaxa 196 (3): 186-196. (IF- 1. 24) (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online). doi.http://dx.doi.org/10.11.646/phytotaxa.197.3.2
  9. 104. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E. and Sabu 2014. A new variety of Musa balbisiana   

      Colla (Musaceae), from South India. Phytotaxa 175 (2): 113-116. (IF- 1. 24)
      (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online).

  1. Prabhu Kumar K. M., V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu, and K.V. Mohanan
              2014. Off season flower induction of Praying Mantis ginger: Larsenianthus   
              careyanus
    (Benth.) W.J. Kress & Mood (Zingiberaceae) through low temperature 
             and night break. J. Ornamental Plants 4(2): 69-73. (ISSN: 2251-6433 (print); 2251- 
             6441(online).
  2. Vinitha M.R., S.K. Unnikrishnan, K. Aiswarya, M. Sabu and G. Thomas. 2014. Prospects for discriminating Zingiberaceae species in India using DNA Barcodes. J. Integrative Biology. 1-14. (ISSN-1744-7909) (IF: 3.75).
  3. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,Ashfak O.A. and M. Sabu 2014. Regarding the identity,
    rediscovery and Taxonomic history of Musa nagensium Prain (Musacae) for India.
                Rheedea 24(1): 05-11. (ISSN: 0971-2313).
  4. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and M. Sabu 2014. Musa cylindrica, a new species of
    Musa (Musaceae) from North East India. Phytotaxa 172 (2): 137-140. (IF- 1. 24)
    (ISSN 1179-3163 (online) 1179- 2155 (print); 1179-3163 (online).
          doi.http://dx.doi.org/10.11.646/phytotaxa.
  5. Prabhu kuamr, K.M., G.R. Ashish, M. Sabu, Indira B. 2014. Significance of gingers
    in Indian systems of medicine – Ayurveda: an overview. Ancient Science of Life
    32(4): 253-261. (ISSN: print 0257-7941; Online 2249-9547).
  6. Prabhu Kumar K. M., V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu, A.V. Prasanth and K.V. Mohanan 2014.

     Systematic and variability studies in Hidden purple ginger, Curcuma inodora Blatter  
     J. (Zingiberaceae) – an endemic promising ginger from Peninsular India. Webbia:J.

    Plant Taxonomy and Gepgraphy 69(1): 123-130 (ISSN: 0083 – 7792).

  1. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and M. Sabu 2014. Notes on the rediscovery, taxonomic history and conservation status of Musa manii H. Wendl ex. Baker (Musaceae). Webbia:J. Plant Taxonomy and Gepgraphy 69(1): 115-120 (ISSN: 0083 – 7792).
  2. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and M. Sabu 2014. On the rediscovery and extended distribution of Musa cheesmanii (Musaceae) from North East India. International J. Plant animal Environ. Aciences. 4(2): 1-4. (ISSN 2231-4490).
  3. Sharanya, M., K. Aswani and M. Sabu. 2014. Pollination Biology of Callistemon
    citrinus (
    Curtis) Skeels (Myrtaceae). Inter. J. Pl. Repr. Biol. 6(1): 105-110.
  4. M. Sabu, Alfred Joe & P. E. Sreejith 2013. On the rediscovery of Musa ochracea K. Sheph.
        (Musaceae) from North East India. Taiwania 58 (4):321-325.(ISSN: 0065-1125) DOI:  
              10.6165/tai.2013.58.321)
  5. Sreejith P.E., Alfred Joe and M. Sabu 2013. Musa arunachalensis: a new species of Musa section Rhodochlamys (Musaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh, Norteastern India. Phytotaxa 134(12): 49-54. (IF: 1. 24)

92 Sreejith P.E., M. Sabu and Alfred Joe 2013. On the identity and typification of  Phrynium nicobaricum (Marantaceae) from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Taiwania 59(1): 71-75. 2013. .(ISSN: 0065-1125).

  1. 91. M. Sabu, Alfred Joe & P. E. Sreejith. 2013. Brief overview of diversity of wild Indian Musaceae. Acta Hortic. 1114. IISHS 2016. DOI.10.17660/ Actahortic.2016.1114.10.
  2. Alfred Joe, Sreejith P.E.,and M. Sabu 2013. Notes on Rediscovery and Taxonomic status of Musa flaviflora N.W. simmonds and M. thomsonii (King ex Schumann) A.M. Cowan and Cowan (Musaceae) from India. Annals Plant Sciences 2(8): 260-267 (ISSN: 2287-688X).
  3. Aswani, K., M.Sabu and K.P. Smisha 2013. Reproductive Bology of Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M. Sm.: Ornamental torch ginger. International J. Plant Animal & Environmental Science. 3(4): 1-5. (ISSN: 2231-449O) (IF: 0.297)
  4. Aslam R. Pathan, G.P. Vandere and M. Sabu 2013. Curcuma caesia almost untouched Drug: An updated Ethnopharmacological Review. Inverti rapid: Planta Activa 2013(4): 1-4 (ISSN 2278-411X)
  5. Sanoj, E., M. Sabu and A.K. Pradeep 2013. Circumscription and lectotypification of Hedychium villosum and its variety H. villosum var. tenuiflorum (Zingiberaceae). Phytokeys 25: 75-85. (doi. 10.3897/phytokeys@4113.
  6. 86. M. Sabu, P.E. Sreejith, Alfred Joe and A.K. Pradeep 2013. Zingiber neotruncatum: A new distributional record for India. Rheedea 23(1): 46-49.2013.ISSN: 0971-2313.
  7. Prabhu Kumar K. M., M. Sabu. and V.P. Thomas, 2013. Effect of Temperature and light on the promotion of off-season flowering in Island purple ginger, Boesenbergia siphonantha (Baker) M. Sabu et al. (Zingiberaceae)- A promising ornamental ginger from Andaman Islands. J. Horticulture Forestry Biotech. 17(1): 144-147. ISSN: 2006-1797.
  8. Bavana B. Nair, K.M. Prbhukumar, M. Sabu & K.V. Mohanan2013. A study on the effect of a non hormonal Homoeopathic growth promoter on the growth and flowering of rainbow ginger (Curcuma aurantiaca Zijip) J. Non Timber Forest Products 20(1): 13-16. 2013.
  9. V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu and H. Lalramnghinglova. 2013. Amomum dampuianum and A. mizoramense spp. Npv. (Zingiberaceae) from Mizoram, North-East India. Nordic J. Botany. Online- ISSN: 1756-1051. ISSN: 0107-055X. (IF: 0.84)
  10. Kulkarni D K, Sampada Bhusare, A R Kasarkar and M Sabu. 2013. New Report of  Zingiber capitatum Roxb from Mendha Lekha, Maharashtra. Sci. Res. Rep. 3(1):49-52.                      ISSN: 2249-2321 (Print)
  11. M. Sabu, Alfred Joe & P. E. Sreejith. 2013. Musa chunii Häkkinen (Musaceae): An addition to the wild banana flora of India and notes on conservation of a Critically Endangered species. Annals of  Plant  Sciences. 2(5): 1-3. ISSN: 2287-688X
  12. Alfred Joe, M. Sabu and P.E. Sreejith. 2014. A new variety of Musa velutina H. Wendl. & Drude (Musaceae) from Assam, North-East India. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 300: 13-17. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0855-1(IF: 1.312)
  13. Sabu, M. K. M. Prabhu Kumar, Thomas, V.P. and Mohanan K.V. 2013. Variability studies in ‘Peacock Ginger’, Kaempferia elegans Wall. (Zingiberaceae). Annals of Plant Sciences. 2(5): 138-140. ISSN: 2287-688X.
  14. Alfred J., M. Sabu, A. Ashfak and P.E. Sreejith. 2013. Musa laterita Cheesman (Musaceae): A new record for India from the wild, with key to the Musa (Section Rhodochlamys) in India. Folia Malaysiana 14(1): 37-44.
  15. Sabu, M., Alfred Joe and P.E. Sreejith. 2013. Musa velutina sub. sp. Markkuana (Musaceae): A new subspecies from Northeastern India. Phytotaxa 92(2): 49-54. (IF: 1. 24)
  16. Thomas, V.P., M. Sabu and K. M. Prabhu Kumar. 2013. Amomum sahyadricum (Zingiberaceae): A New Species from Western Ghats, India. Novon. 22: 321-324. ISSN: 1055-3177. (IF: 0.195).
  17. Sanoj, E. and M. Sabu. 2015. On the identity and typification of Hedychium deceptum (Zingiberaceae), an earlier name for H. rubrum. Novon 24(1): 46-49 ISSN: 1055-3177. (IF: 0. 51).
  18. Jattisha, P.I. and M. Sabu. 2012. Phytolyths as tool for the identification of some
    Chloridioideae grasses of Kerala. ISRN Botany. Vol.12. Article ID. 246057, 19 pages doi: 12/2012/246057.
  19. 73. Jayanthi P., K. M. Prabhu Kumar, A. Rajendran, Binu Thomas, Sabu and A. K. Pradeep. 2013. Striga indica (Orobranchaceae): a new parasitic species from Southern Western Ghats of India. Feddes Repertorium. 123:1-8. DOI: 10.1002/feder.201200025.
  20. Prabhu Kumar K. M., V.P. Thomas, A.V. Prasanth and M. Sabu. 2012. Conservation of
    selected wild potential ornamental gingers in India: Domestication and cultural practice. Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation. 391-395.
  21. Thomas, V.P., K. M. Prabhu Kumar M. Sabu, A.V. Prasanth and Mohanan K.V. 2012. Effect of sucrose and Benzyl Adenine in the promotion of cut flower vase life in Alpinia purpurata Vieill., a charming ornamental ginger. Journal of Research in Plant Sciences. 1(2): 89-92.
  22. Thomas V.P., M. Sabu and S.K. Chaturvedi. 2012. Amomum carnosum (Zingiberaceae): A new species from Nagaland, North-East India. Kew Bulletin. 67(3): 549-553. ISSN: 0075-5974 (Print) 1874-933X (Online).
  23. Thomas V.P. and M. Sabu. 2012. Two New Species of Amomum (Zingiberaceae) From Western Ghats, India. Edinburgh J. Botany. 69(2): 1-9. ISSN: 0960-4286.
  24. Aswani K. and M. Sabu. 2012. Pollination Biology of Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hall. f. (Convolvulaceae). Inter. J. Plant Repr. Biology 4(1): 5-8. ISSN: 0975-4296 (print)). ISSN: 2249-7390 (online).
  25. Thomas V.P., M. Sabu and P.M. Salim. 2012. On the identity and typification of Amomum cannicarpum (Zingiberaceae): A narrowly endemic and endangered plant from Western Ghats, South India. Kew Bulletin 67(1): 1-5. 2012. ISSN: 0075-5974 (Print) 1874-933X (Online).
  26. Sanoj, E. and M. Sabu. 2011. The identity of Hedychium marginatum C.B. Clarke (Zingiberaceae), and a new species, H. nagamiense from North-eastern India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 18(2): 169-176. ISSN: 1028-2092 (print). ISSN: 2224-7297 (online). (IF: 0.674).
  27. Rajesh kumar, T., M. Sabu and V.P. Thomas. 2011. Stachyphrynium repens (Marantaceae): A new record for India from Andaman and Nicobar islands. Rheedea 21(2): 139-141. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  28. Thomas, V.P., M. Sabu, K.M. Prabhu Kumar 2011. Amomum nilgiricum (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India. Phytokeys 8: 99-104. ISSN: 1314-2003 (online). ISSN: 1314-2011 (print).
  29. Eliska Zaveska, Tomas fer, Otakar Sida, Jana Leong-Skornickova, Mamyil Sabu and Karol Marhold. 2011. Genetic diversity patterns in Curcuma reflect differences in genome size. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 165(4): 388-401. ISSN (printed): 0024-4074. ISSN (electronic): 1095-8339. SCI, (IF: 2.821).
  30. 62. Nirmal Babu, K., Sabu, K.N. Shiva, Minoo Divakaran and P.N. Ravindran. 2012. Chapter 15. Ginger. In. Ram J. Singh ed. Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Medicinal Plants, Volume 6 . 393-450. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York.  ISSN: 0038-4046.
  31. 61. Nirmal Babu, K., K.N. Shiva, Sabu, Minoo Divakaran and P.N. Ravindran. 2012. Chapter 16. Turmeric. In. Ram J. Singh ed. Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Medicinal Plants, Volume 6. 451-517. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York. ISSN: 0038-4046.
  32. Prasanth, A.V., K.M. Prabhukumar, V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu and K.V. Mohanan. 2010. Rainbow ginger (Curcuma aurantiaca Zjp.) – A potential ornamental ginger. J. Non- timber forest Products. 17(a): 349-352. ISSN: 0971-9415.
  33. Sanoj, E., M. Sabu & T. Rajesh Kumar. 2010. Hedychium forrestii (Zingiberaceae) with a new synonymy and a variety from India. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 4(2): 633-639. ISSN: 1934-5259.
  34. Rakhi, K.P., T.P. Preethi, K. Shinija,, M. Sabu, P.V. Madhusudanan & Sailas Benjamin. 2010. Micropropogation and Chemical Profiling of Alpinia purpurata and Hitchenia careyana. J.   Trop. Med. Pl. 11(2): 159-162. ISSN: 1511-8525.
  35. 57. P. Thomas, M. Dan, M. Sabu & M.A. Jabbar. 2010. Amomum andamanicum (Zingiberaceae): a new species from the Andaman Islands, India. Blumea 55: 2010: 295– 299. ISSN: 0006-5196. (IF: 0.699).
  36. Preethi, T.P., K. Shinija, Rakhi, K.P., M. Sabu, P.V. Madhusudanan & Sailas Benjamin. 2010. Micropropogation and Chemical Profiling of Curcuma aromatica J. Trop. Med. Pl. 11(1): 65-67. ISSN: 1511-8525.
  37. 55. Kress W. J., Mood J.D, Sabu M, Prince L.M, Dey S, & Sanoj E (2010) Larsenianthus, a New Asian Genus of Gingers (Zingiberaceae) with Four Species. Phyto Keys 1: 15–32. ISSN: 1314-2003(online). ISSN: 1314-2011(print).
  38. Prabhu Kumar, K. M., M. Sabu, V. P. Thomas, G. Nimisha and K. V. Mohanan, 2010. Red Ginger: A Promising Crop for Floriculturists. Plant Hortitech, 10(1): 40- 43.

53. Prabhu Kumar, K. M., M. Sabu, V. P. Thomas, A. V. Prasanth and K. V. Mohanan. 2010. A study of island purple ginger [Boesenbergia siphonantha (Baker) M. Sabu et al.]- a potential ornamental ginger of the tropics. Indian J. Bot. Res 6(1&2):165-170. ISSN: 0973-2233.

52. Thomas, V. P., K. M. Prabhu Kumar, A. V. Prasanth, M. Sabu and K. V. Mohanan. 2010. Induction of off-season flowering in three species of Zingiberaceae through low temperature treatment and night break. Indian J. Bot. Res. 6(1&2):129-134. ISSN: 0973-2233.

  1. Kavitha, P. G., A. G. Kiran, R. Dinesh Raj, M. Sabu and G. Thomas. 2010. Amplified fragment length polymorphism analyses unravel a striking difference in the intraspecific genetic diversity of four species of genus Zingiber Boehm. from the Western Ghats, South India. Current Science, 98(2): 242-247. ISSN: 0011-3891. (IF: 0.935).
  2. Thomas, V.P. and M. Sabu. 2010. Taxonomy of the genus Amomum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) in Kerala. Proc. 22nd Kerala Science Congress 28-31 Jan. 2010. Peechi pp. 765-767.
  3. Thomas, V.P., M. Sabu and U. Gupta. 2009. Taxonomic studies on cultivars of Amomum subulatum (Zingiberaceae). Rheedea 19(1&2): 19- 32. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  4. Thomas, V.P., E. Sanoj, M. Sabu and M.V. Prasanth. 2009. On the identity and occurrence of Amomum fulviceps (Zingiberaceae) in India. Rheedea 19(1&2): 13- 18. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  5. Prabhu Kumar, K.M., V.P. Thomas and M. Sabu. 2010. Economically Important Gingers. Proc. 22nd Kerala Science Congress 28-31 Jan. 2010. Peechi pp. 816-817.
  6. Sabu, M., V.P. Thomas & M.C. Shameer. 2009. Zingiber parishii (Zingiberaceae): A new record for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Acta Bot. Hungarica 51(3-4): 363- 366. ISSN (printed): 0236-6495. ISSN (electronic): 1588-2578. (IF: 0.674).
  7. Shinija, K., T.P. Preethi, K.P. Rakhi, M. Sabu, P.V. Madhusudanan & Sailas Benjamin. 2009. Micropropogation and Chemical Profiling of Zingiber zerumbet. J. Trop. Med. Pl. 10(1): 55-59. ISSN: 1511-8525.
  8. Sailas Benjamin, T.P. Preethi, K. Shinija, , K.P. Rakhi & M. Sabu. 2009. Micropropogation and chemical profiling of Alpinia malaccensis and Hedychium coccineum. J. Trop. Med. Pl. 10(1): 95-99. ISSN: 1511-8525.
  9. Skornickova, J. L., M. Sabu, M. G. Prasanth. 2008. Transfer of Amomum fenzlii a Nicobar Islands endemic to Etlingera (Zingiberaceae): Gardens Bull. Singapore 60(2): 381-387. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  10. Jayasree, S. & M. Sabu. 2008. Anatomical Studies on the genus Amomum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) South India. Indian J. Bot. Res. Vol. 4 (3 & 4). 377- 384. ISSN: 0973-2233.
  11. Skornickova, J. L., O. Sida, , M. Sabu, K. Marhold. 2008. Taxonomical and Nomenclatural puzzles in Indian Curcuma: The identity and Nomenclatural history of C. zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe and C. zerumbet Roxb. (Zingiberaceae). Taxon 57(3): 949-962. ISSN: 0040-0262. (IF: 2.703).
  12. Sanoj, E., V.P. Thomas, M. Sabu & T. Rajesh Kumar. 2008. Stahlianthus involucratus (King ex Baker) R.M. Smith (Zingiberaceae): A new generic record for India. Folia Malaysiana 9(1): 43-50. ISSN: 1511-8916.
  13. 39. Sabu, M., Sanoj & A.K. Pradeep. 2008. Alpinia ovoidocarpa H. Dong & G.J. Xu. (Zingiberaceae): A new record for India. Acta Botanica Hungarica 50(3-4): 391- 395. ISSN (printed): 0236-6495. ISSN (electronic): 1588-2578. (IF: 0.593).
  14. Thomas, V.P., V.A. Muhammed Nissar & M. Sabu. 2008. Vegetative propagation of Hitchenia careyana Benth. (Zingiberaceae) through stem cuttings. Indian J. Bot. Res. 4(2): 325-328. ISSN: 0973-2233.

37.P.G. Kavitha, Prathibha Nair, RA Nair, B’K. Jayachandran, M. Sabu, G. Thomas In: R. Kesava Chandran, P. Nazeem, D. Girija, P.S.D. John and K.V. Peter. 2007.AFLP Polymorphism and Pythium response in Zingiber species. Recent trends in Horticultural Biotechnology Vol. II. pp. 497-503. New India Publishing Agency.

  1. Sabu, M., & E. Sanoj 2007. Conservation of gingers in the Calicut University Botanical Garden. Proc. 3rd Global Botanic Gardens Congress. 1- 10.
  2. Sabu, M., E. Sanoj & M.G. Prasanth kumar 2008. Plagiostachys nicobarica (Zingiberaceae): New Generic Record and a New Species from Nicobar Islands, India. Blumea. 531: 329-334. ISSN: 0006-5196. (IF: 0.699).
  3. Skornickova, J. L., O. Sida, V. Jarolimova, M. Sabu, T. Fer, & P. Travnieek. 2007. Chromosome numbers and genome size variation in Indian species of Curcuma (Zingiberaceae). Annals of Botany 100:505-526. ISSN (printed): 0305-7364. ISSN (electronic): 1095-8290. (IF: 4.3).
  4. Sabu, M. 2006. Numerical Taxonomy. In: K. Daniel Kutty. Proc. Nat. Workshop on Modern Trends in Angiosperm Taxonomy. 21-30. St. Thomas college, Kozhenchery.
  5. Skornickova, J., T. Rehse and M. Sabu. 2006. Other economically important Curcuma species. In: Ravindran, P.N. and Nirmal Babu Ed. Monograph- Turmeric: The genus Curcuma. 453- 466. C.R.C. Press, Bocaratan, Florida, U.S.A.
  6. Sabu, M. and A.K. Pradeep. 2005. Glorious Hedychiums of N.E. India. Folia Malaysiana 6(1&2) 5-16. ISSN: 1511-8916.
  7. Sabu, M. and M.G. Prasanth Kumar 2005. Revision of Amomum (Roxb.) (Zingiberaceae) in South India. In: A.K. Pandey, Jun Wen and J.V.V. Dogra (Ed.) Plant Taxonomy: advances and Relavance CBS Publishers and Distributors,New Delhi, 363-377.
  8. Sabu, M. and Sanoj, E. 2005. Reintroduction of Paracautleya bhatii R.M. Smith. Investing in Nature-India. Proc. National Workshop on plant translocation- enriching India’s flora by returning rare plants to nature.15-16.
  9. Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu. 2005. The Recircumscription of Curcuma L. to include the genus Paracautleya R.M. Sm. Garden’s Bull. Singapore. 51: 37- 46. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  10. Prasanth Kumar, M.G., J. Skornickova, M. Sabu and S. Jayasree. 2005. Conservation Priority and phytogeographical significance of Rhynchanthus longiflorus Hook. f. (Zingiberaceae): A rare, endangered species from Mizo hills, N.E. India. Current Science 88: 6. 977 - 980. ISSN: 0011-3891. (IF: 0.935).
  11. Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu. 2005. The identity and distribution of Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb. Garden’s Bull. Singapore. 57: 199- 210. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  12. Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu. 2005. Curcuma roscoeana Wall. (Zingiberaceae) in India. Garden’s Bull. Singapore. 57: 187-198. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  13. Jayasree, S. and M. Sabu. 2005. Anatomical studies of the genus Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) in India. In: A.K. Pandey, Jun Wen and J.V.V. Dogra (Ed.) Plant Taxonomy: advances and Relavance CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 475-492.
  14. P.G. Kavitha, Pratibha Nair, R. Aswathi Nair, B.K. Jayachandran, M. Sabu and George Thomas. 2005. AFLP Polymorphism and Pythium response in Zingiber species. Proceedings of the national symposium on Biotechnological Interventions for Improvement of Horticultural Crops: Issues and Strategies.232- 234.
  15. Sabu, M., M. G. Prasanthkumar, J. Skornickova & S. Jayasree. 2004. Transfer of Kaempferia siphonantha Baker to Boesenbergia Kuntze (Zingiberaceae). Rheedea 14(1&2): 55-59. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  16. Sabu, M. and Dave Skinner, 2004. Other economically important Zingiber species. In: Ravindran P.N. and Nirmal Kumar (Ed.). Monograph-Ginger: the genus Zingiber. 533-545. C.R.C. Press, Bocaratan, Florida, U.S.A.
  17. 20. Sabu, M. 2004. Profile of Calicut University Botanical Garden. Proc. Investing in nature-India, National workshop on Information Management of Biodiversity (Plant genetic) Resources in Botanic Gardens of India. pp.73.
  18. Skornickova, J., M. Sabu and M.G. Prasanth kumar, 2004. Curcuma mutabilis. A new species from South India. Garden’s bulletin Singapore 56 (2004): 43-54. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  19. Sabu, M. and J. Skornickova. 2003. Curcuma aeruginosa – A source plant for East Indian Arrow root – Extraction and uses. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on the family Zingiberaceae, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 196-200.
  20. Skornickova, J., M. Sabu and M.G. Prasanth kumar. 2003. Curcuma codonantha. A new species from Andaman Islands, India. Garden’s Bulletin Singapore 55: 219-228. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  21. Skornickova, J., M. Sabu and M.G. Prasanth kumar. 2003. A new species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) from Mizoram, India. Garden’s Bulletin Singapore 55: 89-95. ISSN: 0374-7859. ISSN: 0374-7859.
  22. Sabu, M. 2002. Revision of the genus Zingiber in South India. Folia Malaysiana 4(1): 25-52. ISSN: 1511-8916.
  23. Prasanth Kumar, M.G., M. Sabu and S. Jayasree. 2002. Alpinia fax Burtt & Smith. A new record for South India. Rheedea. 12(2): 179-183. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  24. Skornickova, J. and M. Sabu. 2002. The genus Curcuma L. in India: Resume and future prospects. In: A.P. Das. Perspectives of Plant Biodiversity 45-51. Bishen Singh Mahendrapal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  25. Sabu, M. and S. Jayasree.2001. Apocopis cochinchinensis A. Camus (Poaceae) A new record for Kerala. J. Econ. Tax. Botany. 25(3): 611-613. ISSN: 2050-9768.
  26. Sabu, M. 2000. Hedychium spicatum Ham. ex Smith var. acuminatum (Roscoe) Wall. A new record for Peninsular India. Rheedea 10(1): 73-76. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  27. Sabu, M. and J.K. Mangaly. 1996. Taxonomic Revision of South Indian Zingiberaceae. Proc. 2nd Symp. Fam. Zingiberaceae, South China Botanical garden, Guangzhou, China. 15- 22.
  28. Mangaly, J.K. and M. Sabu. 1993. A taxonomic revision of the South Indian species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae). Rheedea 3(1): 139-171. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  29. Mangaly, J.K. and M. Sabu. 1992. A taxonomic revision of South Indian Alpinia Roxb. Zingiberaceae). Rheedea 2(1): 38-51. ISSN: 0971-2313.
  30. Sabu, M. and J.K. Mangaly. 1991. Alpinia smithiae (Zingiberaceae): A new species from South India. Edinburgh J. Bot. 48: 69-71. ISSN: 0960-4286.
  31. Sabu, M. and J.K. Mangaly. 1989. Curcuma caesia Roxb. (Zingiberaceae): A new record from South India. Indian J. For. Add. Ser. 1: 15-17.
  32. Mangaly, J.K. and M. Sabu. 1989. A new species of Curcuma from South India. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 45: 429-431. ISSN: 0960-4286.
  33. Sabu, M. and J.K. Mangaly. 1988. Globba cernua (Zingiberaceae): A new record for India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot.12 (2):478-480. ISSN: 2050-9768.
  34. Sabu, M. and J.K. Mangaly. 1988. Curcuma vamana (Zingiberaceae): A new species from South India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 12: 307-309. ISSN: 2050-9768.
  35. Mangaly, J.K. and M. Sabu. 1988. Curcuma raktakanta (Zingiberaceae). A new species from South India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot.12(2):475-477. ISSN: 2050-9768.
  36. 1. Mangaly, K. and   M. Sabu.   1987.     Curcuma pseudomontana   Grah. (Zingiberaceae): A revised description. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 12: 159-162. ISSN: 2050-9768

1.3. Popular articles:

  1. Sabu, M. & A.K. Pradeep. Poonthottathinu Alankara manjalukal. Desabhimani
  2. Sabu, M. & A.K. Pradeep. Profile of Gardens of IBGN- Calicut University Botanical Garden.  

                           Indian Botanic Garden Network News letter. Vol. 3(!). 24- 25. 2005.

  1. Sabu, M. & A.K. Pradeep. The Magnificient Torch Ginger, The Hindu, December 5,
        2004.
  2. Sabu, M. & A.K. Pradeep. Peacock Gingers. The Hindu, June 10, 2001.
  3. Sabu, M. & A.K. Pradeep. Fragrant herbs. The Hindu, December 26, 1999.

1.4. Brochure:

  1. Sabu, M. Conserve Indian Gingers, Prepared for A Project funded by BGCI, London. August 2005.
  2. Sabu, M. Calicut University Botanic Garden (CUBG). July, 2006.
  3. Ornamental gingers.

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