Nanda Dulal Paria
Highest Degree
Ph. D.
ndparia@vsnl.net , ndparia@sify.com
+91-33-2476 4419

Research Interest

Seed and Seedling Morphology, Palynology, Medicinal Plants, Floristics, Biosystematics, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation, and Ethnobotany.


Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Biosystematics, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecology, Palynology, and Ethnobotany.


Prof. V. V. Sivarajan Gold Medal for 'Best Taxonomist in India' for 1999 by Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT), Calicut, Kerala.

Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (FAScT)

Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAT)

Fellow of Association for Plant Taxonomy (FAPT) Fellow of Indian Botanical Society (FBS)

Professional Membership

Botanical Society of Bengal

Indian Botanical Society

Indian Science Congress Association

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy

Indian Science News Association


Important Publications

1. Kayal, K. & Paria, N. D. 2007. Medicinal values and bioactive compounds of some exotic and uncommon plants of South West Bengal. Proc. Natl. Symp. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants for Economic Benefit of Rural People, RKVM- IAS, Kolkata. pp. 183-189.

2. Paria, N. D., Sanyal, S. and Das, M. 2006. Correlation Coefficient of some character pairs in certain tree seedlings of Leguminosae. J. Bot. Soc. Bengal 60(2):134-139.

3. Roy, C., Mundhra, A. & Paria, N.D. 2006. A note on the spine diversity of Malvaceous pollen. J. Bot. Soc. Bengal 60(2):67-71.

4. Paria, N.D. 2006. Editorial on "Biodiversity: Its perspectives and constraints". Sci. Cult. 72(9&10).

5. Paria, N. D. 2004. Plant Biodiversity: Principles, Resources and their Conservation.. In: Life Science in modern perspectives. Eds. Chatterjee, Pratima & Chandra, Amar K. UGC Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta. Pp.149-158.

6. Dhar, T. M., Paria, N. D., Guha, T., Brahmachary, R.L. & Sen, A. 2004. Structural diversity in Cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum L.) using SEM & AFM. Indian J. Phys. 78B (1), 97-101.

7. Paria, N. & Chinya, S. 2002. Floral micromorphology of some Indian Asteraceae and its application in taxonomy. Proceedings of National Seminar on Plant Biodiversity-Systematics, Conservation and Ethnobotany, Department of Botany, North Bengal University. In: Perspectives of Plant Biodiversity. Ed. Das, A.P. pp.451-470.

8. Mukhopadhyay, S. & Paria, N. D. 2002. Seedling morphology in identification of some Indian species of Knoxia L. (Rubiaceae). J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 56(1&2): 75-84.

9. Das, S.; Ghosh, M. & Paria, N. 2001. Seedling morphology of some mangroves of Sunderbans, India: a taxonomic approach. Feddes Repertorium 112(5-6): 357-369.

10. Paria, N.D. 2000. An appraisal of Indian medicinal plants with reference to geographical distribution. Proc. Seminar-cum- exposition on Indigenous Drugs, their resource base management, utilization and conservation (Calcutta), Agri-Hort. Soc. & BSI, pp. 8-15.

11. Roy, C. & Paria, N.D. 1999. On the pollen morphology and taxonomy of the Elaeocarpaceae. J. Nat. Bot. Soc. 53(1&2): 55-67.

12. Das, D. C. & Paria, N. 1999. Seedling morphology of some Indian species of Bauhinia L. (Leguminosae). Feddes Repertorium 110: 375 -379.

13. Saha, S; Sarkar, S. & Paria, N.1998. Seedling morphology of some important timber yielding plants and its taxonomic implications. ENVIS Bull. Himalayan ecology & dev. 6(1): 12-15.

14. Paria, N. & Kamilya, P. 1998. Seedling morphology of some Indian Euphorbiaceae with reference to taxonomy and conservation of Biodiversity. Prof. K. M. M. Dakshini Comm.Vol., New Delhi, pp. 129-150.

15. Deb, D. K. & Paria, N. 1998. Seed coat anatomy of some dicotyledonous taxa with reference to taxonomy. J. Biol. Sc., Vidyasagar University, 4:1-11.

16. Paria, N. 1997(1998). Seedling morphology: Its prospects and application in taxonomic study in relation to conservation of biodiversity, pp. 227-238. IN: P. Pushpangadon, K. Ravi and V. Santhosh (eds.), Conservation and Economic Evaluation of Biodiversity, Vol.1, Oxford & IBH publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Calcutta, pp.1-1316.

17. Paria, N., Chattopadhyay, S. P. & Deb, D. K. 1997. Seed coat anatomy of some leguminous seeds. J. Anat. Ecol. 7: 46-55.

18. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1997. Seedling taxonomy of some members in the tribe Acalypheae (Euphorbiaceae). J. Indian Bot. Soc. 76: 63-68.

19. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1997. Seedling morphology of some members of the Combretaceae and its significance in taxonomy and ecology. Proc. Natl. Symp. On Frontiers in Plant Science Research. Awarul Uloom College, Hyderabad, pp. 839-847.

20. Chakraborty, D. and Paria, N. 1997. Pollen morphology of some Liliaceae (sensu Hutchinson, 1973) with reference to taxonomy. Proc. VII IAAT Nat. Conf., Aurangabad, pp.106- 122.

21. Bhattacharya, D., Paria, N. & Mondal, M.S. 1996. Pollen morphology of some herbaceous flora of Salt Lake City, West Bengal. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 38(1-4). 22. Ahammed, J. & Paria, N. 1996. Systematic value of seedling morphology in some Indian Asteraceae. Acta Botanica 24:49-55.

23. Paria, N. and Pal, L. 1994. A contribution to some angiospermic pollen flora of Ballygunge Science College Campus, Calcutta. Indian J. Landsc. Syst. Econ. Stud. 17(1): 86- 92.

24. Paria, N.; Kamilya, P & Bhattacharya, B. 1995. Seedling morphology in taxonomic studies of some Indian members of the Boraginaceae. J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 49: 75-81.

25. Chattopadhyay, S. P. & Paria, N. 1995. Correlation coefficient of some character pairs of seedlings in relation to their growth habit. J. Indian Bot. Soc. 74: 249-252.

26. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1994. . Seedling morphology in taxonomic studies of some Indian members of the Anacardiaceae. J. Indian Bot. Soc. 74: 193-196.

27. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1994. Chilkigarh - A vegetational pocket. J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 48: 41-68.

28. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1994. . Seedling morphology of some Indian species of Jatropha and its implications in taxonomy. Acta Botanica Indica 22: 251-256.

29. Mukhopadhyay, S. & Paria, N. 1993. Seedling morphology of some Indian Pedaliaceae (s.l.) as an aid to taxonomy. J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 47: 71-77.

30. Kamilya, P. & Paria, N. 1993. Seedling morphology of some members of the Polygonaceae and its taxonomic value. Rheedea 3: 29-34.

31. Das, S. and Paria, N. 1992. Stomata structure of some Indian orchids with reference to taxonomy. Bangladesh J. Bot. 21(1): 65- 72.

32. Chattopadhyay, S. P. and Paria, N. 1992. Allelopathic potential of Coronopus didymus (Brassicaceae) - A crop-field weed of West Bengal, India. Indian Agric. 36: 107- 110. 33. Chattopadhyay, S. P. and Paria, N.1991. Identification and distribution of two species of Richardia Linn. (Rubiaceae) in India. Natl. Bot. Soc. 45: 17- 22.

34. Paria, N. and Pal, A. 1990. Quantitative and experimental studies on pollen morphology of some Indian Rhododendron (Ericaceae). Jour. Palynology, Silver Jubilee Commemoration Vol. 91: 95- 104.

35. Paria, N.; Bhattacharya, B. & Ghosh, M. 1990. Seedling morphology of some members of Malvales with a note on their cytology. J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 44: 1-19.

36. Chattopadhyay, S. P., Mal, T. K. and Paria, N. 1990. Notes on Hydrophylax maritima Linn. f. (Rubiaceae) from an island of Sunderbans, West Bengal (India). Ad. Plant Sci. 3(1): 73- 81.

37. Paria, N. 1989. On the peatlands and mire vegetation of Finland. Indian J. Landscape Syst. Ecol. Stud. 12(1): 138- 140.

38. Chattopadhyay, S. P. and Paria, N.1989. Notes on occurrence and distribution of Glossostigma diandrum (Scrophulariaceae) and Richardia scabra (Rubiaceae). Sci. Cult. 55: 456- 458.

39. Chattopadhyay, S. P. and Paria, N.1989. Amphibious adaptation of Ludwigia adscendens (L.) Hara. Ad. Plant Sci. 2(2): 224- 233.

40. Pal, A, and Paria, N. 1986. On the affinity of some economic Pedaliaceae with special reference to pollen morphology and a note on their occurrence in the Salt Lake city, Calcutta, West Bengal. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 8(1): 191- 196.

41. Deb, D. K. & Paria, N. 1986. Seedling morphology of some economic trees. Indian Agric. 30(2): 133-142.

42. Pal, A., Paria, N. and Chanda, S. 1985. On the pollen morphology of the common ground vegetation of Lava, Rechi La and Lulagaoun, Darjeeling district. Geophytologist 15(1): 67- 75.

43. Paria, N., and Datta, S. C. 1984. Sleep movements in plants. Sci. Rev. Monograph Vol. II, Indian Sci. News Assoc.: 13- 24.

44. Paria, N., and Pal, A. 1983. Impact of Human activities on the forests of Lava, Rechi La and Lulagaoun. Sci. Cult. 49: 220- 222.

45. Paria, N., Datta, S. C. and Pal, A. 1983. Significance of foliar morphology in sleep movements. Indian Biologist 14(2): 1- 3.

46. Paria, N., and Datta, S. C. 1983. Certain aspects of phenology and uses of some sleep sensitive legumes. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 4(2): 413- 420.

47. Paria, N. & Sahoo, S. K. 1981. Reproductive capacity of certain weeds. Geobios 8: 135-137.

48. Paria, N. and Mukherjee, A. 1981. Allelopathic potential of weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Bangladesh J. Bot. 10(1): 86- 89.

49. Paria, N.; Datta, S. C. & Sen, S. 1981. Correlation coefficient of some character pairs in certain leguminous leaves. Indian J. Bot. 4(1): 33-37.

50. Paria, N. and Banerjee, A. 1981. In control of the weed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Indian Agric. 25: 259- 262.

51. Paria, N. & Maji, M. 1980. Studies on Piper betle Linn. With reference to numerical evaluation of some exomorphic characters. J. Sci. Res. 2(3): 149-152.

52. Paria, N. D. 1980. Cleome spinosa Jacq. - A new record for India. Sci. Cult. 46: 27- 28.

53. Paria, N. 1980. Sun- tracking movements in Lupinus hirsutus L. Geobios 7: 266- 268.

54. Dutta S. C.; Paria, N. & Sahoo, S. K. 1980. Reproductive potential of weeds. Seed Research 8: 11-18.

55. Datta, S. C. and Paria, N. 1980. Pulvinar anatomy in relation to sleep movement of leguminous plants. Art. 16. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India, Golden Jubilee Session.

56. Paria, N., Datta, S. C. and Chanda, S. 1979. Pollen morphology of some sensitive fabaceous plants. Trans. Bose Res. Inst. 42(3- 4): 73- 83.

57. Paria, N. D. and Mukherjee, A. 1979. On the occurrence of an exotic plant- Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. in plains of West Bengal. Jour Sci. Res. 1(3): 99- 101.

58. Paria, N. D. and Sahoo, S. K. 1979. A contribution to the herbaceous flora of the district of 24- Parganas. Bull. Bot Soc. Bengal 33: 119- 129.

59. Datta, S. C., Paria, N. D. and Ghosh, K. N. 1978. On the occurrence and distribution of a crop- field weed - Chenopodium murale Linn. in West Bengal. Sci. Cult., 44: 229- 230.

60. Paria, N. D. 1978. A Contribution to the flora of Ballygunge Science College Campus. Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 31: 62- 73.


1. N. D. Paria (Editor) 2007. Proc. Natl. Symp. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants for Economic Benefit of Rural People Published by RKVM- IAS, Kolkata.

2. N. D. Paria (Editor) 2005. Medicinal Plant Resources of South West Bengal. Published by Directorate of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata.

3. N. D. Paria & S. P. Chattopadhyay. Flora of Hazaribagh District, Bihar Vol.1 (2000), Vol.2 (2005). Publisher: Botanical Survey of India. Kolkata.

4. "The Treatise of Indian Medicinal Plants" Vol. I-VI, edited by Prof. (Mrs.) Asima Chatterjee and Dr. S. C. Pakrashi, sponsored and published by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi (N. D. Paria - contributing author for the Botany part).

5. N. D. Paria (Editor). 2005. Bhesaja udbhider nursery o srijan paddhati (In Bengali). Published by Silviculture (South) Division, Midnapore, Directorate of forests, Government of West Bengal.

6. N. D. Paria. 1991. Vigyan Bhabnaya Kolkata: Kolkatar Gachhpal (In Bengali). Edited by Arup Ratan Bhattacharyya and published by Ananda Publishers Ltd., Calcutta - 700 009, pp. 19-44.


Ongoing research projects

1. "Taxonomic studies of seedling characteristics and morphometric analysis of Phyllanthus complex" sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

2. "Survey, inventorisation and assessment of medicinal values of some introduced/ rare medicinal plants and investigation on their biodiversity status in rural south West Bengal" sponsored by National Medicinal Plants Board, Department of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

3. "Appraisal of seedling morphology in relation to taxonomy of Indian Sapindaceae" sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

4. "Systematic potential of seed & seedling morphology of some Indian members of the Tubiflorae sensu Rendle, 1925" sponsored by University Grants Commission.

Research Group

Avinash Mundhra
Krishnendu Kayal
Biswajit Roy
Manjira Das
Kaveri Chatterjee
Sanghamitra Sanyal
Saurabh Chaudhuri
Narayan Chandra Karmarkar
Mausumi Saha

Tie ups and Collaborations

With the Directorate of Forest (Research Wing), Government of West Bengal.