India-born plant taxonomist receives ASPT award

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Gandhi taking award
Washington, Aug 18: An India-born American Botanist, Kanchi N Gandhi received the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) award for his excellent efforts and contribution in ASPT or plant taxonomy in general.

The ASPT award is given to the people, who have contributed enormous effort to the plant-systematic community.

Gandhi, had been submitted one documentary, where he explained the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and curating the International Plant Name Index data in one documentation.

He gave nomenclatural advice to taxonomists to keep classical expertise in the practice of taxonomy alive.

Gandhi, who was a faculty of The National College in Bangalore, currently serves as the Nomenclature Editor for the Flora North America Project.

He is also an editorial committee member of several national and international botanical journals.

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists promotes research and teaching of taxonomy, systematic, and phylogeny of vascular and non vascular plants.

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