What is the secret behind so many endemic species in Kerala ?

What is the secret behind so many endemic species in Kerala ?: While browsing through Flora of Peninsular India, I generally found that Kerala is having so many endemics (including narrow endemics with distribution shown in only one place or district) compared to other states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka etc. What can be the […]

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Microscope suggestion

Microscope suggestion: Please suggest a microscope which i can use for multiple purposes especially systematic studies of plants. Budget 30k to 45k Just I would like to share my experience. As a student of Taxonomy (special) under the guidance of Prof B.A.Razi (taxonomist – a legend) I was using simple dissection microscope and binocular microscopes […]

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NATIVE VASCULAR FLORA OF BEHALI RESERVE FOREST (ASSAM, INDIA)

NATIVE VASCULAR FLORA OF BEHALI RESERVE FOREST (ASSAM, INDIA) 1 pdf.     References: Native vascular flora of Behali Reserve Forest (Assam, India) with global IUCN Red list assessment of two endemic species– Dipankar BORAH, Sumpam TANGJANG, Abhaya P. DAS, Parixit KAFLEY, Anatoliy A. KHAPUGIN- Contribuţii Botanice – 2020, LV: 27–48 (Abstract- The investigations of flora […]

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Santali Names for Various Plant species

Santali Names for Various Plant species I have added some Names of Plants in the Santali language with the Ol Chiki script along with its transcription. Ol Chiki is now used as an official script for writing Santali Language. I have tried to add as many as references to satisfy my correctness of research. Also, […]

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Gabadi

Translation of the name of a plant in Gujarati : 7 posts by 3 authors. I am looking for the English equivalent of the name of a plant in Gujarati: ગબડી Gujarati dictionaries say it is the name of a “vanaspati”. The context leads me to believe that it is an oil bearing plant. A translation […]

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Botanical Latin Website

Botanical Latin Website reaches 9000 entries : The website Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin by P. M. Eckel has recently exceeded 9000 entries. A large percentage of the entries are mini-essays on use of Latin terms and English equivalents. It is a work in progress, but should be useful to both botanists and zoologists interested […]

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Dr. Kanchi Gandhi

Dr. Kanchi Gandhi : 12 posts by 5 authors. I hope this would be interesting for all members. l.php Tough job, dealing with quarrelsome professors from around the world !  Indeed ! Very interesting indeed.  Yes, …! I cant open that link. bing does not work with it. is there another one I copied from FB. […]

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Leaf veins are important for id in closer species

Leaf veins are important for id in closer species : 21 posts by 5 authors. Now that we have plenty of photographs in efi site, I find that leaf veins play an important role in id not only for general posts, but also for species which otherwise may look similar and confusing.I generally try to […]

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How flowers survive under snow and barren mountains

WILD FLOWERS FROM THE HIGH-ALTITUDE BATTLE ZONES OF THE MASHKOH-DRASS-BATALIK LOC SECTORS : (mixed thread): Could the members of this esteemed group assist in a brief description and possibly ID of these wild flowers I photographed while climbing with Indian Army expeditions to 15000 feet and above to commemorate the 20 years of the Kargil War. […]

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Nighantu adarsh PDF

Nighantu adarsh PDF : 1 post by 1 author. 📕 નિઘંટુ આદર્શ (વૈદ્ય શ્રી કે.જે.ઝાલા) પીપળી તા.મોરબીhttp://wt1.in/d/chjtr_agjemcpchm 126.88 MB, pdf   Fwd: Nighantu adarsh pdf : 1 post by 1 author. 📕 નિઘંટુ આદર્શ (વૈદ્ય શ્રી કે.જે.ઝાલા) પીપળી તા.મોરબીhttp://wt1.in/d/chjtr_agjemcpchm 126.88 MB, pdf  

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different colors in the same species ?

Which factor/factors makes the flower colour differentiation in the same species ? : 3 posts by 3 authors. As we see the Clitoria ternetea like species which are found with two different coloured flowers white and blue. Which factor/factors makes the flower colour differentiation in the same species ? I didn’t understand your question. Do […]

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Gujarati and botanical names of the plants

Fwd: Emailing વનસ્પતીઓ ના ગુજરાતી તથા બોટનીકલ નામ ની યાદી.(વૈધ કે.જે.ઝાલા).pdf : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 534 kb- વનસ્પતીઓ ના ગુજરાતી તથા બોટનીકલ નામ ની યાદી.(વૈધ કે.જે.ઝાલા).pdf Thanks a lot, Kiratsinh ji, for compiling so many names of plants in Gujarati. It is really a wonderful resource. It would help if the data […]

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Tautonym

… some trivial query :: 13 JUL 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Often we find scientific names where genus and species are made of same names, for example: Cajanus cajan, Samanea saman, Sesbania sesban, and so on. Are such scientific names known by some term ? I got response in facebook group Indian […]

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ca in elevation

Fwd: ca in elevation : 3 posts by 2 authors. What does the “ca” mean ?? Not clear myself.  Circa (from Latin, meaning ‘around, about’), usually abbreviated c., ca. orca (also circ. or cca.), means “approximately” in several European languages (and as a loanword in English), usually in reference to a date. Circa is widely used in historical writing […]

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Dr. Marselin R. Almeida

  Dr. Marselin R. Almeida passed away : 7 posts by 7 authors. I am deeply saddened to share about the passing away of Dr. MR Almeida. He died today morning at the age of 79 in his residence at Mumbai. A big and irreversible loss of the plant taxonomy field in India. We have […]

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General classfication

General classification : 2 posts by 2 authors. I think a general classification based on the following characteristics will be more helpful and easier for those new to botany:  1. Oshadhis – annual plants. 2. Vanaspatis – trees bearing fruits without evident flowers. 3. Vrikshas – trees bearing flowers and fruits.  4. Guccha – bushy […]

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unscrupulous collection of herbarium

Unscrupulous collection of herbarium (mixed thread):   There is a recent article in current science by Dr. A K Bhatnagar from DU about unscrupulous collection of herbarium and plant specimens by college students and he has specially mentioned about frequent trips of DU botany students to Panchamarhi!!! Yes …, we will go there sometimes when you […]

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