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K.V.Peter
K.V.Peter: Professor of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur 680 656, Kerala,India

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The series Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops are reviewed in several science journals for its uniqueness and richness in content and botanical information. Enlarging the food base and food basket along with validated information on plants for industry, dyes, timber, energy and medicine is the core theme of the series. The third volume has 25 s written by 46 scientists from UK, Mexico, Spain, India, USA, Turkey and Nigeria. The crops covered are atuna, African de bolita, capers and caper plants, kair, natural dye plants, plants used for dye sources, underutilized wild edible fruits of Kerala, bael, carambola, tropical plum, citrus, fig, guava, star gooseberry, hog-plum, underutilized leaf vegetables of sub-Himalayan terai region, underutilized vegetables of Tripura, agathi and chekkurmanis, celosia, colocasia, edible begonias, kangkong, underutilized palms, Atuna and African de bolita are new crops to Indian readeNatural dyes are attaining significant commercial importance in view of the negative effects of synthetic dyes which are allergic and in  a few cases carcinogenic. Underutilized fruits like bael, carambola, tropical plum, fig, star gooseberry and hog-plum are receiving attention in view of their wider adaptability and suitability to grow under conditions of stress. Underexploited leaf vegetables like agathi, chekkurmanis, celosia, edible begonias and kangkong have been given prominence. Prof.Ghillean T Prance, FRS has contributed the on Atuna. The Editor is Dr K V Peter Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University.

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  2. Atuna racemosa Rafin. (Chrysobalanaceae)


    Ghillean T. Prance
    1 - 6 (6 Pages)
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  3. Azafran De Bolita (Ditaxis heterantha Zucc) : New Crop For Semi-arid Land—A Food Pigment Producing Plant


    Eugenia Lugo-Cervantes
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  4. Capers and Caper Plants History, Taxonomy and Uses


    Rivera D., Obón C., Alcaraz F., Inocencio C.
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  5. Kair (Capparis decidua)


    S. Pareek and R. Paliwal
    65 - 82 (18 Pages)
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  6. Natural Dye Plants


    Cyrus Macfoy
    83 - 108 (26 Pages)
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  7. Plants Used as Dye Sources


    Dogan Y., Baslar S., Ozturk M. and Mert H.H.
    109 - 146 (38 Pages)
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  8. History and Development of Pomiculture with Special Reference to the Underutilized Wild Edible Fruits of Kerala, India


    S.P. Mathew, S.M. Shareef, C.P. Koshy and S. Ganeshan
    147 - 200 (54 Pages)
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  9. Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa)


    Pandey D., Shukla S.K. and Pandey G.
    201 - 224 (24 Pages)
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  10. Carambola


    Sarah, T. George
    225 - 234 (10 Pages)
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    Tropical Plum


    Sarah T. George and Rejina. K.
    235 - 240 (6 Pages)
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    The Cultivated Citrus-Origin History and Traditional Uses known in the Mediterannean Region


    Ramon-Lacae. T. S. De
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    Fig


    Sarah T. George and Koshy Abraham
    265 - 282 (18 Pages)
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    Guava (Psidium guajava L.)


    K. Dhinesh Babu, Amit Nath, L.C.De, B.C. Deka and K.M. Bujarbaruah
    283 - 314 (32 Pages)
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    Star Gooseberry


    Sarah T. George and Rejina. K
    315 - 320 (6 Pages)
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    Hog-Plum


    Sarah T. George and Rejina. K
    321 - 324 (4 Pages)
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    Underutilized Leafy Vegetables of Sub-Himalyan Terai Region


    J. C. Jana
    325 - 340 (16 Pages)
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    Underutilized Vegetable Crops in Tripura


    M. Sankaran, N.P. Singh and Jai Prakash
    341 - 358 (18 Pages)
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    Agathi and Chekkurmanis Nutritive Perennial Greens


    K. Krishnakumari
    359 - 368 (10 Pages)
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    Performance of Celosia argentea (L) As Influenced by Pollution and Fertilizer Application in a Typical Paleustalf


    B.A. Senjobi, A.A. Akinpelu, G.E. Akinbola, C.T. Senjobi, S.A. Ayanlaja and A.O. Ogunkunle
    369 - 380 (12 Pages)
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    Colocasia gigantea


    Mylien T. Nguyen
    381 - 392 (12 Pages)
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    Edible Begonias


    Francisco Basurto Peña, Delia Castro Lara & Mighuel Angel Martínez Alfaro
    393 - 402 (10 Pages)
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    Kangkong Ipomoea aquatica Farsk


    Krishnakumari K.
    403 - 408 (6 Pages)
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    Tree Tomato (Cyphomandra betacea Sendt.)


    Sadhan Kumar, P.G. & S. Nirmala Devi
    409 - 414 (6 Pages)
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    Underutilized Palms


    S. Arulraj and B. Augustine Jerard
    415 - 430 (16 Pages)
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