Efloraofindia website updated upto 31st Jan.’13- more than 8000 species:

It’s heartening to reiterate 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 1,45,000 messages so far & membership currently around 2050 nos.

Efloraofindia website has now been updated upto 31st January’12 along with completion of resurfacing work upto this date except for the threads from 13.2.12 to 29.2.12 (which are also updated slowly). It has the largest database on net on Indian Flora with more than 1,60,000 pictures of more than 8000 species. Members should add Efloraofindia website link in their favourites & give species’ links from this while posting or replying in a thread as lot of discussed data is already available here.

For better viewing of species’ pages, colour scheme & formatting is being followed as below:

Description of the species, Details of other species on the same page, Uses/harms, Distribution/Abundance/Location, Habit& Habitat, Etymology & pronunciation,Other Interesting Information, stories etc.,Others, Botanical names, Common names, Main point of discussion below, Discussion about botanical names.

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 efloraofindia (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 <itpmods@googlegroups.com>. Efloraofindiae-group members can add comments about it after ‘signing in’ at the bottom of the page.

More important is the fact that thousands of observations of hundreds of our members (many of which one will not find documented anywhere) are available here & easily searchable through general web searches (after adding efloraofindia) as well as search in the efloraofindia. And these are going to increase with every passing day. These original observations will be 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.

Monthly family weeks organised by Dr. Gurcharan Singh have become a great source of information for efloraofindia website.

Kudos& thanks to The Pillars, Moderators& other Major contributors who are rendering selfless service on the group & made this endeavour possible for the benefit of everyone.

Thanks … for the update. So, we have now covered about 40% of the floral wealth of India (higher plants)! Its really a remarkable achievement in terms of the short period of time.

eFI has become the success symbol of joint effort. Kudos to all the contributors!