Staff Profile - CMPR

Naveen Kumar VV (Scientist)

Plant Systematics & Genetic Resources Division

Centre for Medicinal Plants Research

Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

e-mail: naveenkumar2389@gmail.com

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Mobile :9633110096


Academic profile

M.Sc., Ph.D. (pursuing)


Research Experience / Expertise

More than 5 years experience in the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy and Systematics. Completed the flora of Ernamkulam district as a part of Ph.D. under Dr. C.N. Sunil, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, SNM College, Maliankara.  As a part of research, travelled and collected plants from almost all the deep forests of Kerala and experienced in Herbarium mounting and processing. Author of more than 32 research publications including the discovery of 12 new taxa to science from India.


Awards/Honours/ Recognition

  1. Received the Best Poster Award  in the Kerala Science Congress 2016 held at Calicut University under the category Environment, Wildlife and Forest.


Selected Publications

  • V.V. Naveen Kumar, K.M. Prabhukumar, N. Bhavadas & C.N. Sunil. Rediscovery of Phyllanthus macrocalyx Mull.Arg. (Euphorbiaceae), a rare and endemic species of Western Ghats. Current Science 110 (1): 33-35. 2016
  • V.V. Naveen Kumar, M.K. Ratheesh Narayanan, C.N. Sunil, M.G. Sanilkumar & E.C. Baiju. Isodon purpurescence (Lamiaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Taiwania 61 (1): 13-15. 2016
  • C.N. Sunil, K.M. Prabhukumar, V.V. Naveen Kumar, V.P. Thomas, Judin Jose & Indira Balachandran. Arundinella muthikulamensis (Poaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography. 2017
  • C.N. Sunil, K.M. Prabhukumar, V.V. Naveen Kumar, V.P. Thomas, N. Bhavadas & Indira Balachandran. Phyllanthus balakrishnanii sp.nov. (Phyllanthaceae), an interesting discovery from the Southern Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 273 (1): 065-071. 2016
  • K.M. Prabhukumar, V.V. Naveen Kumar, N. Bhavadas, C.N. Sunil & Indira Balachandran. Peristylus tentaculatus (Lindl.) J.J. Sm. (Orchidaceae), a new record for India from Western Ghats. Rheedea 26 (1): 77-79. 2016
  • C.N Sunil & V.V. Naveen Kumar. Hemigraphis hirta (Vahl) T. Anders (Acanthaceae): A New Record for Kerala. Zoo’s Print 31 (5). 2016
  • C.N. Sunil, K.M. Prabhukumar, V.V. Naveen Kumar, VS Hareesh & E.C. Baiju. Justicia sivadasanii (Acanthaceae): A striking new species from the Western Ghats of India. Kew Bullettin 70 (55). 2015
  • V.V. Naveen Kumar & C.N. Sunil. Rhynchospora gracillima (Cyperaceae), a new Record for Kerala. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany. 39(1). 172 – 173. 2015
  • C.N. Sunil, V.V. Naveen Kumar, K.H. Amitha Bachan & M.G. Sanilkumar. Anisochilus shoolamudianus (Lamiaceae): a new species from Western Ghats (India) Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography 70 (2): 217-220. 2015
  • C.N., Sunil & V.V., Naveen Kumar.  A New Species of Arundinella (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Arundinelleae) from Kerala, India. Webbia: Journal of Plant taxonomy and geography. 69 (2): 249-252. 2014. 

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."