Rheedea — Journal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT)

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) was established in the year 1990 under the Societies REGISTRATION Act XXI of 1860 with the head Quarters at Department of Botany, Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala, India.

The association has decided to come up with an official International Journal for nurturing young academicians in the field of taxonomy. The first volume of the journal was published in December 1991 as the culmination of hard work put forwarded by Prof. K.S. Manilal and Dr. V.V. Sivarajan, the first president and secretary of IAAT respectively. The first issue of the journal was printed at Ideal printing Press, Panambra, Thenhipalam in Malappuram district of Kerala. Professor Manilal served as the Executive Editor of the first issue who was supported by executive editors Dr. V.V. Sivarajan and Dr. Philip Mathew. The editorial advisory committee included prominent names in the field of taxonomy viz. B.L. Burtt (U.K.), P.H. Raven (US), Dan H.Nicolosn (US), Magnus Liden (Sweden),Rob Geeink (Netherlands), A.H.M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), M.G. Pimenov (Russia), Finn N. Rasmussen (Denmark), H.W.Lack (Germany), Hsu Ping-Sheng (China), Nalini M. Nadkarni(US), Y.S. Dave, S.K. Jain, J. Joseph, Shashikala Kshetrapal, K.M.Matthew, P.Pushpangadan, C.K. Shah and Y.D. Tiagi (India). Since then the journal has been published twice in a year with two issues in June and December. A major face shift of the journal was occurred in the year 2003 in charge of Dr. T.S.Nayar, when Rheedea started to print colour pages. In 2019, journal has started publishing four online issues and two print issues per year. The online issues will be published in March, June, September and December while the printed issues will be published in June and December. The same year the journal has launched an Online Submission Portal (http://journals.iaat.org.in) and stand alone website (http://rheedea.in/).

Currently the journal publishes original research articles in angiosperm taxonomy including monographs, revisions, reviews, check-lists, descriptions of new taxa, nomenclatural papers, new reports, phylogeny, numerical taxonomy and book reviews.

The journal is indexed by BIOSIS PREVIEWS and Biological Abstracts of Web of Science, SCOPUS, Indian Science Abstract by NISCAIR, Kew Records of Taxonomy Literature, Current Advances in Plant Science, Indian Citation Index and the latest UGC-CARE list

Special Issues
Volume 6(1)1996 – Special Palaebotany Issue
Volume 26(1) 2016 – Silver Jubilee Special Issue

Rheedea through timestones

1991 - 1995
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editors: V. V. Sivarajan, Philip Mathew

1996 - 1998
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: M. Sivadasan

1999
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: A. K. Pandey

2000 - 2002
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: M. Sivadasan
Assistant Editors: M. Sabu, A. K. Pradeep

2007 - 2008
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: T. S. Nayar
Assistant Editors: C. Sathish Kumar, K. C. Koshy

2009 - 2011
Chief Editor: K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: S. R. Yadav
Assistant Editors: Dr. D. Narasimham, Prof. M. K. Janarthanam

2012 - 2014
Chief Editor: Prof. K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: Prof. M. Sabu
Assistant Editors: Dr. A.K. Pradeep, Prof. Santhosh Nampy, Dr.D. Narasimhan, Dr. P. Sunoj Kumar

2016 - 2017
Chief Editor: Prof. K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: Prof. M. Sabu
Editor-in-charge: Dr. D. Narasimhan
Editors: W. Arisdason, G. Gnanasekharan

2017-2018
Chief Editor: Prof. K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: Prof. M. Sabu
Editors Dr. A.K. Pradeep, Prof. Santhosh Nampy, Dr. P. Sunoj Kumar

2018- 2019
Chief Editor: Prof. K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: Prof. Santhosh Nampy,
Associate Editors: Dr. A.K. Pradeep, Dr. P. Sunoj Kumar, Dr. Manudev K.M.

2019- onwards
Chief Editor: Prof. K. S. Manilal
Executive Editor: Prof. Santhosh Nampy,
Associate Editors: Dr. Michael Möller, Dr. A.K. Pradeep, Dr. P. Sunoj Kumar, Dr. Peter Baas, Dr. Manudev K.M.

Editorial Advisory Committee

1991 - 1993
Dr. B. L. Burtt (UK), Dr. Y. S. Dave (India), Dr. Bob Geesink (The Netherlands), Dr. S. A. H. M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Dr. J. Joseph (India), Dr. J. P. Kaushik (India), Dr. Shashikala Kshetrapal (India), Dr. H. W. Lack (Germany), Dr. MagnusLiden (Sweden), Dr. K. M. Matthew (India), Dr. Nalini M. Nadkarni (USA), Dr. Dan H. Nicolson (USA), Dr. M. G. Pimenov (Russia), Dr. Hsu-Ping Sheng (China), Dr. P. Pushpangadan (India), Dr. Finn N. Rasmussen (Denmark), Dr. Peter H. Raven (USA), Dr. C. K. Shah (India), Dr. Y.D. Tiagi (India).

1994 - 1996
Dr. B. L. Burtt (UK), Prof. C. D. K. Cook (Switzerland), Dr. A. H. M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Dr. J. Joseph (India), Dr. H. W. Lack (Germany), Dr. Magnus Liden (Sweden), Dr. V. J. Nair (UK), Dr. Dan H. Nicolson (USA), Dr. M. G. Pimenov (Russia), Dr. Hsu -Ping Sheng (China), Dr. T. Pullaiah (India), Dr. P. Pushpangadan (India), Dr. R. R. Rao (India), Dr. Finn N. Rasmussen (Denmark). Dr. Peter H. Raven (USA), Dr. C. J. Saldanha SJ (India), Dr. C. K. Shah (India), Dr. K. Thothathri (India), Dr. Y. D. Tiagi (India), Dr. Peter van Welzen (The Netherlands).

1997 - 1999
Dr. B. L. Burtt (UK), Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (India), Dr. R. P. Choudhary (Nepal), Prof. C. D. K. Cook (Switzerland), Dr. A. H. M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Dr. H. W. Lack (Germany), Dr. Magnus Liden (Sweden), Dr. Dan H. Nicolson (USA), Dr. Hsu -Ping Sheng (China), Dr. M. G. Pimenov (Russia), Dr. T. Pullaiah (India), Dr. P. Pushpangadan (India), Dr. C. Kameswara Rao (India), Dr. R. R. Rao (India), Dr. Finn N. Rasmussen (Finland), Dr. Peter H. Raven (USA), Dr. H. O. Saxena (India), Prof. S. K. Varma (India), Dr. Y. D. Tiagi (India), Dr. Peter van Welzen (The Netherlands).

2000 - 2002
Dr. B. L. Burtt (UK), Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (India), Dr. C. D. K. Cook (Switzerland), Dr. R. P. Choudhary (Nepal), Prof. P. K. Gupta (India), Dr. A. H. M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Dr. H. W. Lack (Germany), Dr. Magnus Liden (Sweden), Dr. Dan H. Nicolson (USA), Dr. M. G. Pimenov (Russia), Dr.Hsu -Ping Sheng (China), Dr. P. Pushpangadan (India), Dr. C. Kameswara Rao (India), Dr. R. R. Rao (India), Dr. Finn N. Rasmussen (Finland). Dr. Peter H. Raven (USA), Dr. H. O. Saxena (India), Prof. Y. D. Tiagi (India), Prof. S. K. Varma (India), Dr. Peter van Welzen (The Netherlands).

2003 - 2004
Dr. B. L. Burtt (UK), Prof. P. K. Gupta (India), Dr. R. R. Rao (India), Prof. Y. D. Tiagi (India), Prof. S. K. Varma (India), Dr. Peter H. Raven (USA), Dr. H. O. Saxena (India), Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (India), Dr. R. P. Choudhary (Nepal), Prof. C. D. K. Cook (Switzerland), Dr. A. H. M. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Dr. H. W. Lack (Germany), Dr. Magnus Liden (Sweden), Dr. Dan H. Nicolson (USA), Dr. M. G. Pimenov (Russia), Dr. Hsu- Ping Sheng (China), Dr. P. Pushpangadan (India), Dr. C. Kameswara Rao (India), Dr. Finn N. Rasmussen (Finland), Dr. Peter van Welzen (The Netherlands).

2005 - 2010
Dr. L. V. Averyanov (Russia), Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (India), Dr. P. J. Cribb (UK), Dr. P. Daniel (India), Dr. S. John Britto SJ (India), Dr. S. Karthikeyan (India), Dr. A. Kocyan (Germany), R. de Kok (UK), W. Nanakorn (Thailand), O. Nandi (Switzerland), Dr. H. Noltie (UK), Prof. A. K. Pandey (India), Dr. H. A. Pedersen (Denmark), Dr. R. R. Rao (India), Dr. M. Sanjappa (India), Dr. D. Sokoloff (Russia), Prof. T. F. Stuessy (Austria), Dr. J. F. Veldkamp (The Netherlands), Dr. E. Vitek (Austria), Dr. J. Wen (USA), Dr. E. A. Widjaja (Indonesia), Dr. K. M. Wong (Malaysia), Dr. S. Wije Sundara (Sri Lanka).

2011 - 2012
Dr. P. Daniel (India), Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi (USA), Dr. Jana Leong-Skornickova (Singapore), Dr. D. J. Mabberley (UK), Dr. Jin Murata (Japan), Dr. V. J. Nair (India), Dr. Bertil Nordenstam (Sweden), Prof. A. K. Pandey (India), Dr. Stefan Porembski (Germany), Prof. V. S. Raju (India), Dr. M. Sanjappa (India), Dr. Dmitry Sokoloff (Russia), Dr. T. F. Stuessy (Austria), Dr. Piyakaset Suksathan (Thailand), Dr. J. F. Veldkamp (The Netherlands)

2013-2017
Dr. P. Daniel (India), Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi (USA), Dr. Jana Leong-Skornickova (Singapore), Dr. D. J. Mabberley (UK), Dr. Jin Murata (Japan), Dr. V. J. Nair (India), Dr. Bertil Nordenstam (Sweden), Prof. A. K. Pandey (India), Dr. Stefan Porembski (Germany), Prof. V. S. Raju (India), Dr. M. Sanjappa (India), Dr. Dmitry Sokoloff (Russia), Dr. T. F. Stuessy (Austria), Dr. Piyakaset Suksathan (Thailand), Dr. J. F. Veldkamp (The Netherlands), Dr. P. Venu (India), Dr. D. S. A. Wijesundara (Sri Lanka).

2017-
Dr. P. Daniel (India), Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi (USA), Dr. Jana Leong-Skornickova (Singapore), Dr. D.J. Mabberley (UK), Dr. Jin Murata (Japan), Dr. V.J. Nair (India), Dr. Bertil Nordenstam (Sweden), Dr. A.K. Pandey (India), Dr. Stefan Porembski (Germany), Dr. V.S. Raju (India), Dr. M. Sanjappa (India), Dr. Dmitry Sokoloff (Russia), Dr. T.F. Stuessy (Austria), Dr. Piyakaset Suksathan (Thailand), Dr. P. Venu (India), Dr. S.A. Wijesundara (Sri Lanka).

Current Issue

Volume 29(3) 2019