Efloraofindia website updated 30th Sept.’11- more 6000 species:
It’s heartening to state again that Efloraofindia is the largest google e-group in the world in this field & the largest nature related e-group (and the most constructive) in India with more than 1,00,000 messages so far (unprecedented in Indian e-group history with around 18000 messages in past three months only) & membership currently around 1765 nos.
The Efloraofindia website has now been updated upto 30th Sept.’11. It has the largest database on net on Indian Flora with pictures of more than 6000 species (with more than 1,00,000 pictures at efloraindia e-group links). You can see it at any time at /home. Persons, who regularly search for plant species, can add this link in their favorites.
Intent of this website is compilation of all the posts on ‘efloraofindia’ e- group along with providing other details so that it’s useful to all concerned as all the data about a particular species will be available under a single head & easily searchable. However, correctness of data/ identification in the efloraindia (earlier indiantreepix) links is dependent on the members’ inputs in that particular link. Therefore, errors/ mistakes cannot be ruled out- everyone is requested to point them out for corrections by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Efloraindia e-group members can add comments about it after ‘signing in’ at the bottom of the page.
What is more important is that thousands of observations of hundreds of our members (many of which one will not be found documented anywhere) are available here & easily searchable through general google search as well as search in the efloraofindia. And these are going to increase with every passing day. These original observations are a treasure trove & will a delight to lot of people.
With the pace at which new species are being added to our database, it should become the premier resource for taxonomic research in India. As the data is multiplying, we need more volunteers to take up this work. Details can be seen at /volunteers-required/volunteers-required
Kudos to the moderators, experts & other members who are rendering selfless service on the group!
I thank all the moderators, experts & members, who have made this endeavour possible for the benefit of everyone.
Congratulations … and all the members and those selfless people who have devoted time in updating the website from time to time. Its really a good Christmas gift.
This is a great news sir.
With the dedication of all the group members and the constant support from all seniors the eflora could achieve it. Salute to all of you!!!!!