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Dr. Virendra Kumar Madhukar

Asst. Professor, Department of Botany
1 MScBotanyBanaras Hindu University2010
2 PhDRevisionary studies of Bignoniaceae in IndiaBanaras Hindu University2016
  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Ecology
  • Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants


UG Experience: 2 Year(s)
  • Embryology, Anatomy and Economic Botany
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Science

PG Experience: 2 Year(s)
  • Plant Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Plant Taxonomy


Total Research Experience: 9 Years
  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Ecology
  • Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants

1.     Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2012. Enumeration of family Bignoniaceaein India. Indian J. Forest. Vol. 35(4): 521-534.

2.     Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2013. Campsis radicans (Bignoniaceae)- An ornamental climbing shrub inIndia, ENVIS Newsletter 18 (1): 3.

3.     Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2013. Revision of Genus Crescentia L. (Bignoniaceae) in India. Amer. J. Pl. Sci, 4, 1164–1168.http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajps10.4236/ajps.2013.46143

4.     Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2015. Revision of Genus Kigelia (Lam.) Benth. (Bignoniaceae) inIndia, Phytotaxonomy 15: 15–21

5.     Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2015. Typification of Bignonia africana (Lam.) Benth.(Bignoniaceae) in J. Jap. Bot. 90(1). 51–53

6.      Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey. 2016. Lectotypificationin Millingtonia(Oroxyleae,Bignoniaceae) in Phytotaxa 283 (2):195–195http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.283.2.9

7.      Madhukar, V. K. and S. Bandyopadhyaya 2017.Correction of typographical error in Bignonia ghorta (Bignoniaceae) in Phytotaxa 331 (1): 147–150https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.331.1.15


1. Madhukar, V. K.,
&S.K. Srivastava 2017. Fascicles of Flora of India (Bignoniaceae). DirectorBotanical Survey of India (In Press)
3 Book Chapters
1.Madhukar, V. K. 2013 ‘Bignoniaceae’in (EdsSrivastava et.al., 2013). Flora of Jammu and Kashmir Vol. 1 (in Press)
Madhukar, V. K. 2015Bignoniaceae’in (EdsSrivastava et.al., 2015). Flora of Uttarakhand Vol. 4 (in Press)
3.Amber Srivastava, Virendra KumarMadhukar, L.R. Dangwal&S.K.Srivastava. 2018. Conservation ofThreatened Wild Ornamental plants through Horticultural Practices in Western Himalaya, India. In Angiosperm Systematics: Recent Trends and EmergingIssues. Ed. PriyankaAgnihotri& J.S. Khuraijam.  M/s Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, DehraDun. ISBN : 978-81-211-0981-9. pp 405-414.


1. Madhukar, V. K.& Srivastava, S.K. 2012. Bignoniaceae in Uttarakhand:Diversity, Distribution and Economic Potential, in 7th UttarakhandState Science and Technology Congress, UCOST, pp. 91.
2. Madhukar,V. K.&Srivastava, S.K. 2012. Stereospermum chelonoides DC. (BIGNONIACEAE): A WildOrnamental Medicinal Plant. National Seminar on Plant taxonomy and Medal awardCeremony organized by Association for Plant Taxonomy.
3. Madhukar, V. K.& Srivastava, S.K. 2013. Ethnomedicinal Importanceof family Bignoniaceae in India, in ProspectiveResearch areas in Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobiology in the next ten years, pp.41.
4. Madhukar, V. K., S.K. Srivastava, & N.K. Dubey 2016. Revisionary study of familyBignoniaceae  in India, in NationalSeminar on Glimpses of Research work in Taxonomy, organized by NationalBotanical Research Institute, Lucknow pp. 66–67
5. Madhukar, V. K. 2018. High AltitudeMedicinal Plants of Western Himalaya. National Seminar on Plant Viruses andResearches in Plant Science. Organised by Department of Botany, DDU GorakhpurUniversity, Gorakhpur pp. 09.
6. Madhukar,V. K. 2018. CommonInvasive species of Gorakhpur district. International Symposiumon Recent Trends in Agriculture, Biodiversity and Social Sustainabilityorganised at Botanical Survey of India, Central Regional Centre, Prayagraj(International Symposium)

5 HindiArticle
1. MadhukarV.K.&S.K. Srivastava 2014. Oroxylum indicum(L.) Benth ex Kurz (Bhootvriksha): Ek Bahupayogi AushadhiyaVriksha in VanaspatiVani 23: 75-76.
2. MadhukarV.K.,A. Srivastava and S.K. Srivastava 2015. Balamkheera: Ek Parichay Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. in VanaspatiVani 24: 55

S.NO.Name of the principal InvestigatorDurationName of the Research ProjectAmount/Fund receivedName of funding agencyYear of sanctionStatus (Complted /Ongoing)
1 Dr. Virendra Kumar Madhukar5 YearsEstablishment of Herbal Garden21.60 LakhsNational Medicinal Plant Board, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi2020Ongoing
Fellow of Association for Plant Taxonomy
Life Member of Indian Science Congress
Life Member of Indian Botanical Society
  • Currently Enrolled: 3
  • Awarded:              0

S.NO.Scholar NameThesis TitleYear of Award
1 Ms. Sneha SinghAssessment of Socioeconomic Impact of Invasive Alien Plants of Gorakhpur District-Terai Region of Eastern Uttar Pradesh 
2 Mr. Shubham JaiswalTaxonomic studies in the tribe Paniceae R.Br. (Poaceae) from Western Himalaya, India 
3 Ms. Rekha Yadav Revisionary studies in the supertribe Triticodae (Poaceae) from Western Himalaya, India 

Administrative Responsibility

S.NO.DescriptionFromToYear & Month
1 Assistant Garden In-Charge, Educational and Research Botanical Garden, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur09/07/2018Till Date3 Year 1 Month
2 Departmental Representative, NAAC Committee10/10/2019Till Date2 Year 4 Month

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