Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

 

Research Interests

My area of research is plant taxonomy, floristic studies, evolution and diversification of gymnosperms and conservation biology. As a passionate field botanist and plant conservationist, I believe in expanding our current understanding of species complexes, restricted distribution and evolution of ancient vascular plant groups. My interdisciplinary research aims to solve taxonomy complexity, and understand evolution and adaptability of species to varied environmental conditions over the time. Besides botanical research, I am also involved in varietal development of floricultural crops and domestication of wild ornamentals.

 

Taxonomic accomplishments

Cycas divyadarshanii Khuraijam & Rita Singh

Cycas nayagarhensis Rita Singh, P.Radha & Khuraijam

Cycas orixensis (Hianes) Rita Singh & Khuraijam

Cycas subsect. Orixenses Rita Singh & Khuraijam

Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

Research Summary

 

·         Taxonomy and phylogeny of South Asian Cycas

 

·         Evolution and diversification of gymnosperms

 

·         Varietal development of floricultural crops

Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

Publications (selected)

  1. Khuraijam J.S. & R. Singh. 2020. Taxonomic status of the Cycas pectinata Cycads 5(1): 59–76.
  2. Khuraijam, J.S., Singh, R. & J. Mazumdar. 2020. A synopsis of genus Gnetum (Gnetaceae) in India. Annals Botany Fennici 57(1-3):131–
  3. Khuraijam, J.S. & J. Mazumdar. 2019. An updated checklist of Indian Western Himalayan gymnosperms and lectotypification of three names. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(9): 14204–14211.
  4. Khuraijam, J.S., Mazumdar, J. & J. Weirsema. 2019. Typification of the Himalayan endemic conifer Abies spectabilis (Pinaceae) revisited. Taxon 68(3): 574–579.
  5. Khuraijam, J.S., Mazumdar, J. & J. McNeill. 2019. Commentary on the place of valid publication and type designation of Abies densa (Pinaceae). Phytotaxa 411(2): 119–122.
  6. Khuraijam, J.S., Singh, R., Calonje, M. & J. Mazumdar. 2018. Proposal to conserve the name Cycas pectinata (Cycadaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 67(6): 1213.
  7. Khuraijam, J.S., Singh, R., Calonje, M. & J. Mazumdar. 2018. Lectotypification of Cycas beddomei (Cycadaceae). Phytotaxa 383 (1): 121–124.
  8. Khuraijam, J.S. & R.K. Roy. 2016. Indian Cycas under severe threat. Current Science 111(11): 1756–1758.
  9. Singh, R., Radha, P. & S. Khuraijam. 2015. A new species, a new combination and a new subsection of Cycas from Odisha, northern Eastern Ghats of India. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 4(1): 3–14.
  10. Khuraijam, J.S. & R.K. Roy. 2015. Propagation of Threatened Nepenthes khasiana: Methods and Precautions. Notulae Scientia Biologicae 7(3): 313–315.
  11. Khuraijam, J.S. & R.K. Roy. 2015. Propagation of Indian Cycads: Methods and Precautions. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity 23(1): 102–105.
  12. Roy, R.K. & S. Khuraijam. 2015. Ex-situ conservation of Cacti and Succulents at CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden, Lucknow, India. CactusWorld 33(3): 205–207.

 

Books edited

  1. Khuraijam, J.S. 2019. Wild ornamental plants of India. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-881-7381-0.
  2. Roy, R.K. &S. Khuraijam. 2020. Indian Botanic Gardens. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.ISBN: 978-93-903-7137-2.

 

Proceedings

  1. Lopez-Gallego, C., Calonje, M., Griffith, M.P. &S. Khuraijam. 2020. Proceedings of Cycad 2015: 10th International Conference on Cycad Biology, Medellin, Colombia. Cycads 5(1). IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group.

Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

Dr. Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh

Senior Scientist

Botanic Garden Division

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow – 226001

Phone no.: 0522-2297963

Email: khuraiijam.js@nbri.res.in