Retired Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Dileep Pokle obtained his doctoral degree from Marathwada University Aurangabad (Maharashtra India) and has retired as professor and head of the Department of Botany at Dr. Babasheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. He has participated in more than 40 peer reviewed international publications and has delivered numerous presentations at several international meetings. He has worked on the genus Alysicarpus for more than two decades and has contributed 8 new taxa from the genus. One taxon of the genus is named after him, by Prof. A. K. Pandey Delhi University. He is a fellow of IAAT (Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, Calicut) and won the best teacher award from the government of Maharashtra in the year 2005. Before joining the university department, he worked as a college teacher for more than 20 years and as a principal in two colleges. He has experience in observation of live plates of all the species of the genus Alysicarpus from almost all states of India. He studied the genus extensively in all the Indian herbaria and herbaria at Kew, Berlin, Leiden, Canberra, and Beijing.