One of the ways to move forward in future : 4 posts by 2 authors.
This is one of the ways to move forward in future.
May be some takes up such a task so that we are able to succeed in our dreams of documentation of all plant species of India.
Reproducing from blog link by Carmelita (one of our members):
One good way to earn lots of acorns…and thumbs!
Posted on Dec 18, 2015 12:06 AM
For a while I have wondered how we can get more images into our database. Some plants have long lists of plant names with zero photos. Hmmm?
Late at night if I can’t sleep I wander through the database pages and pick random listings, then look on Google Images to see what the plant looks like. Once I decide which images are the best examples for our database, I copy the photographer’s name and start researching the photographer. Chances are he or she will be a botanist, naturalist, plant collector, professional gardener or some such thing. One good place to view images for the more obscure plant images is on Wikimedia…that was not a typo. Nope, I did not mean to type Wikipedia; what you want to look at is Wikimedia Commons which is a free repository…well, here is a link and you can read about it.
Okay, so let’s walk through this:
And a Flicker page:
I researched more using “J M Garg” and “Pergularia daemia” as key words and found my way to a site called efloraofindia…(formerly indiantreepix).
After being a member of the Google Group for a while (and helping to identify a few plants) I felt comfortable sending Mr J M Garg an email to explain about our ATP database and how nice it would be if our members could see his images in our database.
Thanks to J M Garg we now we have images of the Pergularia daemia in our ATP database!
And that was just the beginning of my self-assigned task.
Whenever I have free time, late at night or when it’s raining, I keep busy adding images to the database.
Slowly, slowly I have been working my way through the images captured by J M Garg. I check each one first to be sure the image matches the plant in our database. Then I check to see if we need the image in our database. Oh sure, we can never have too many images, but my main goal was to add images for those lonely little, photo-less plants in our database, not to duplicate the efforts of other ATP members.
yep. what she is writing about how she found garg ….is how i had fond Gargji’s pictures and they kept showing up whenever i was looking for any plant indian or kolkatan origin …well more often than not
that’s how i discovered indiatreepix…
Satish her blog is at
Thanks, …, There is a lesson here as to how we can get our balance 9000 or so species, post them at efi group & than incorporate them in efi site.