Document Store

About this site

e-Monocot is a NERC funded consortium between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum.


Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.




Dr Koshy, K.C. Konnath

Personal Information
Given name(s): 
Koshy, K.C.
Family name: 
Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
What's your favourite monocot and why?: 

Bamboos are my favourite monocots. They are beautiful and add charm to any landscape. Its potential in rural economy of India is great. Its flowering and reproduction are fascinating. Working with bamboos since 1987 and could develop a Bambusetum at Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI).

Personal interets/role in project: 

Interested in the taxonomy of the Western Ghat (India) bamboos. There are c.22 bamboo species in the region. The identification of c.50% is a difficult task. The flowering cycles, reproductive biology etc are poorly known.

Monocot Photo:Pseudoxytenanthera bourdillonii (Gamble) H. B. Naithani, a species from the Western Ghats,India

Scratchpads developed and conceived by: Vince Smith, Simon Rycroft, Dave Roberts, Ben Scott...