The Pillars:

Name (Main area of expertise on Flora of India)

Sh. J.M. Garg (efloraofindia website)

Sh. Saroj Kumar Kasaju (Flora Documentation of Nepal)

Dr. Gurcharan Singh (Western Himalayas)

Dr Pankaj Kumar (Orchidaceae)

Sh. Dinesh Valke (Compilation of names in Indian languages & Flora Documentation)

Dr. Nidhan Singh (Western Himalayas)

Dr. Balkar Arya (Western Himalayas)

Sh. Surajit Koley (Flora Documentation of West Bengal)

Smt. Aarti Khale (Flora Documentation through photography)

Dr. Usha Desai (Ornamental Flora)

Dr. D. S. Rawat (Western Himalayas)

Dr. Vijayasankar Raman (South India)

Dr. E. S. Santhosh Kumar  (Western Ghats)

Dr. Tapas Chakrabarty (Euphorbiaceae & Phyllanthaceae)

Dr. Ritesh Kumar Choudhary (Polygonaceae & Eastern Himalayas)

Sh. Prashant Awale (Flora Documentation of India)

Sh. Paradesi Anjaneyulu (South India)

Dr. Satish Phadke  (Flora Documentation of Maharastra)

Smt. Alka Khare (Flora Documentation through photography)

Sh. TSP Kumar (Flora Documentation of Chikmagalur area of Karnataka)

Dr. P. Santhan (South India)

Smt. Bhagyashri Ranade (Flora Documentation)

Sh. Shrikant Ingalhalikar (Author of Flowers of Sahyadris)

Dr. Navendu Page (Western Ghats)

Sh. Anurag Sharma (Flora Documentation of Karnataka)

Sh. N Muthu Karthick (Flora Documentation of Tamilnadu)

Dr. Neil Soares (Flora Documentation of Maharastra)

Dr. Tabish Qureshi (Flowers of India website)

Dr. Giby Kuriakose (Western Ghats)

Sh. Tanay Bose (Fungi)

Sh. Mahadeswara Swamy  (Ornamental Plants)

Sh. Sam Kuzhalanattu (Kerala)


‘Pillars’ are long-standing, committed & hard working persons who are strengthening and promoting efloraofindia as a whole, striving to take it towards achieving its goal. They have high-level expertise (required for the group in the fields like taxonomy, photography, documentation, field trips/ surveys, identifications etc.) & are showing great dedication, creativity & involvement resulting in ‘critical’ contributions for the growth of efloraofindia. In concise, they are the persons who have changed the face of efloraofindia. More such names will be added when they come up to their level provided their behavior is upto the mark. Members who have completed 3,000 messages are invariably added as The Pillars. Their are many other Subject/ Area Experts besides The Pillars, who have whole heartedly devoted themselves in building efloraofindia.

Click the link Moderators & Details of some important contributors for the details of The Pillars along with the details of other moderators.

Images of The Pillars:



Saroj Kumar Kasaju

Gurcharan Singh

Pankaj Kumar


Dinesh Valke

Nidhan Singh


Balkar Arya

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Surajit Koley

Aarti S Khale

Dr. Usha Desai

D S Rawat


Vijayasankar Raman

E S Santhosh Kumar

Tapas Chakrabarty

Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

Prashant Awale

Paradesi Anjaneyulu


Satish Phadke

Alka Khare

TSP Kumar


P. Santhan

Bhagyashri Ranade


Shrikant Ingalhalikar


Navendu page

Anurag Sharma


N. Muthu Karthick


Neil Soares

Tabish Qureshi

Giby Kuriakose

Tanay Bose


Mahadeswara Swamy

Sam Kuzhalanattu