Role of efloraofindia in Scientific publications:
Pl. see Valuation of efloraofindia, to really understand the pivotal role, which it plays in scientific publications directly and indirectly..
Efloraofindia is playing a pivotal role in discovery of many new species, in publication of new species, in bringing out new records, in bringing out new records/ species even before their publication, in better explaining scientific publications etc. It is such a vast resource with more than 3,50,00 live images of different taxon and with comparative images at Genus and Family pages that no taxonomist would like to give a miss before making a publication, as it offers diverse and varied views from all over Indian Subcontinent over full cycle of a taxon, with interesting observations. Lot of experts are keeping an hawk eye on all the posts & publishing new species/ records etc. whenever they come across with or without our knowledge. Lot of species has already been published which initially could not be identified and were established/ published as new species with Expert help. Many new species were posted here, before they are published by our members themselves or by others e.g. a few given below:
Curcuma nepalensis M.sabu, S.K. Kasaju and S. Subedi
Thunbergia kasajuana
Posted in 2013 and published as a new species in 2019
Posted by 2011,13 & 15 & published as new species in 2020
Posted in 2012- published as a new species in 2019
Posted by Ritesh ji in 2013 and published as new species in 2015
Posted in 2016 and rediscovered in 2020- Didymocarpus parryorum
Posted in 2016 and rediscovered in 2020- Didymocarpus lineicapsa
Posted in 2013 and published as new species in 2015
A new variety- posted in 2018 and published in 2020
Posted in 2017 and published as new species in 2021
Posted in July’17 and rediscovered after 81 years in 2021- Didymocarpus hookeri
Posted in March’2011 and rediscovered in 2014 after 121 years- Zeuxine rolfiana (critically endangered)
Posted in 2015, published in 2021
Dr. Rakesh Singh- Ipomoea acanthocarpa first reported by him in India
Posted in 2010 & published as a new species in 2019
one more new species posted in efi
Posted in Oct’ 2013 and published in 2014
Uploaded in 2010 as Cotula anthemoides finally published as Matricaria discoidea A New report for India in 2021
Posted in 2017 and described as a new species in 2022
Posted in 2011: in 2019 published as new record for India
Posted in 2016 and 2018- published as Rediscovery after 140 years

Other related:

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Some of the aspects in this regard can be understood from the discussions in the following threads:
Only some of the links in this regard (after April’2013) are given below:
Sapria himalayana – a rare record
identification of Euphorbia requested– Probably it is a new intrduction
Oberonia species- Amboli, Maharastra – I am thinking this could be a new species.