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Bir Bahadur

Bir Bahadur, Indian plant morphologist (05 April 1938 –

Authored about 250 papers and 10 books


With T. Yugandhar, B. Krishna Babu & N. Ramaswamy. Spectral characteristics of stigmatic exudates in three distylous Rubiaceae. Adv. Pl. Sci. 17(1):23-6, 2004

With C.G.K. Ramanujam, G.V.S. Murthy, S. Goverdhan & T.P. Kalpana. A representative analysis of LM and SEM studies of Jatropha L. pollen (Euphorbiaceae). Geophytology 28(1-2):69, 2000

With J.S. Aburi Raju, K. Rama Das, J.B. Atluri & C.S. Reddi. Sexual system and pollination in distylous Hugonia mystax L. (Linaceae). J. Palyn. 33:185-202, 1997

With R.N. Pratap & N. Ramaswamy. Heterostyly and pollen dimorphism in Reinwardtia indica Dum. (Linaceae). J. Palyn. 32:67-77, 1996

With K. Venkateshwarlu. Studies on seed and spermoderm character in Solaneae (Solanaceae). Adv. Plant Reprod. Biol. (1995)

With R.K.R. Reddy. Somatic embryogenesis in castor (Ricinus communis L.). Adv. Plant Sci. 7(1):163-6, 1994

With N. Rama Swamy. Pollen exine dimorphism in ten heterostylous species. J. Palynol. 29:77-88, 1993

With N. Malathi, K.R.K. Reddy & G.P. Rao. High frequency plant regeneration from embryo cultures of niger (Guizotia abyssinica Cass.). Adv. Plant Sci 5: 216-20, 1992

With K.R.K. Reddy & K.V. Krishna Murthy. Experimental xylogenesis in castor bean callus cultures. Phytomorphology 41:299, 1991

With G. Narsaiah & S.M. Farooqui. Studies on foliar features in seven species of Atylosia Wight & Arnott (Fabaceae). J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 6:336-42, 1986

With G. Narsaiah & N. Ramaswamy. Foliar and epidermal features in relation to twining habit in flowering plants. J. Swamy Bot. Cl. 2(4):117-24, 1985

With S.B. Laxmi & N.R. Swamy. Pollen morphology and heterostyly. A systematic and critical account. Adv. Pollen Spore Res. 12:79-129, 1984

With G. Narsaiah. Twining handedness in flowering plants. Ind. J. Botany 18:41-9, 1984

Pollen flow in dimorphic Turnera subulata (Turneraceae). New Phytol. 98:205-9, 1984

With N. Rama Swamy. Biochemical changes in the pistils of distylous Turnera subulata J.E. Smith (Turneraceae) following self and cross pollinations (1984)

Light and scanning electron microscopic study of seeds in Nigella L. (Ranunculaceae) 1984

With K.V. Vaskar & S.M. Farooqui. The taxonomic significance of seed and seed coat (LM & SEM) characters in six species of Nigella (Ranunculaceae). Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 92B:429-35, 1983

With M. Madhusudana Rao. Effect of irradiation and centrifugation on seedling enantiomorphism in green gram and black grain. Curr. Sci. 51(5):242-3, 1982

Heterostyly in Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 56:299-06, 1977

With N. Pratap Reddy. Types of vernation in the cyathia of Euphorbia milli Des Moulins. New Phytologist 75(1):131-4, 1975

With N. Ramayya. Studies of the structural and developmental variation and distribution of stomata in the Rubiaceae. Bot. Linn. Soc. 64:295-310, 1971

Heterostyly in Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosb. J. Genetics 60:175-7, 1970

With N. Ramayya. Morphology of the “squamellae” in the light of their ontogeny. Curr. Sci. 37:520-2, 1968

Heterostyly in Rubiaceae: a review. Osmania Univ. J. Sci. 4:207-38, 1968

Pollen dimorphism in heterostyled Oldenlandia umbellata. Rhodora 66:56-60, 1964


Honorary Research Fellow, Birmingham University