IBIS Flora- a very good resource on Indian Flora : 9 posts by 6 authors.
Today I had discussions with one of the members of the team (Sh. Arpit Deomurari) who created IBIS Flora.
I find it quite a useful resource & adding its links also in the references.
What is quite important is that it tried to give 21,764 species as accepted names of Indian floral species & I think it’s the only site we can get such a checklist in India. Today I discussed with him the methodology used by them in arriving at accepted names. He stated with Hooker’s Flora of India as a base & started revising the names as per publications till 2014 along with using international databases. It seems to be great first time work by a team of 5 members over a period of around two years. It also gives distribution of 14,899 species. We can use it as one of the good resources in our discussions in efloraofindia. It also has search facility just like efloraofindia. In the left side bar one can see all the species in a particular genus or all the genera in a particular family etc..
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I reproducing more details from it as below:
IBIS – Flora, a first of its kind portal, caters to users with an extensive database carrying information of a total of 21,764 species, 515 subspecies, 2,514 varieties, 4 sub varieties and 58 forma belonging to 3,667 genera, 271 families and 50 orders of APG III. Around 95,161 synonyms have been compiled of which 40,000 come from numerous Indian literatures while the others are from international open access sources. IBIS-Flora contains distribution maps for 14,899 species and has more than 65,000 Bibliography from regional Flora. The Portal also offers details such as place of publication of angiosperms, abbreviated names of authors, names as per the international standards and a centralized repository of bibliography of more than 1, 65, 000 citations, covering major publications from India and world across. Further IBIS-Flora has records of photographs, book excerpts, databases like IUCN, NCBI, Biodiversity heritage library and results from search engines like ReFindit. The prime aim of collating this information is to provide baseline data for the Flora of India and to enhance the understanding of amateurs and enthusiasts on biodiversity and its conservation related issues.
I also request … (or any of the team members) to pl. give us more details in the matter so that our members can use it in a better way.
Yes …, it is an important resource on Angiosperm flora of India.
Thanks, … Well said. I think they have around 17,000 species as accepted & balance are provisionally accepted (where they could not place them either as syn. or as accepted species) etc.
Yes it should be good resource. However, my first experience was not good: My species Gentiana harwanensis G. Singh, 1976 is shown as synonym of Galium harwanensis, which I never published. I have, however, written to them.
Thanks, … I hope with more work, they can take it forward.
Something is better than nothing, so I would say its a good effort. I am happy they kept Orchidaceae under order Asparagales and not under Liliales.
For a glance I selected two genus on random but found wrong information on both so somehow I cant seem accept this as an authentic site but good to check when and if needed. May be they just refereed to a wrong source so its not their mistake.
I think you can create a list of species from Kew’s Checklist too.
Thanks, … I hope they require more work to build on this.
Good attempt! Further improvement desirable!
We need one, single collection like e-flora of China, which is the only requirement for research.