What are herbaria for?

Fwd: What are herbaria for? Can you help? : 5 posts by 2 authors. May I thank those who have responded so far about hand lenses. I shall be commenting about the findings and my thoughts about their use. Will wait a few more days in hope of further input. In the mean-time, I wish to raise […]

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ALIEN plants – how did they arrive in India?

Fwd: ALIEN plants – how did they arrive in India? : 1 post by 1 author. Following my recent post about ‘Aliens & Adventives’, I wish to comment further, raising the question of HOW are such plants spread? In GCSE Biology in the UK students are taught about means of seed dispersal.  Such methods – […]

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The INADEQUACIES of images of herbarium specimens at low resolution

Fwd: The INADEQUACIES of images of herbarium specimens at low resolution : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) Whilst it is great to have available on the internet images of pressed specimens in herbaria, when they are ONLY of low resolution, their value to CONFIRM identifications can be limited. I appreciate when Institutions FIRST […]

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ALIEN & ADVENTIVE plant species in India

Fwd: ALIEN & ADVENTIVE plant species in India : 6 posts by 5 authors. When posting images of a plant it is HELPFUL that an indication is given as to whether the specimen was growing in the wild or cultivated.  Just because a plant is not in a park, garden or field is not alone an […]

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R E T plants

List or link of R E T plants of india : 9 posts by 3 authors. i require the latest  list of  R E T plants of India or a link to it please share it Pl.  Download from file section in EFI site for South India. For Conservation Concern medicinal plants of India, you […]

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‘Sino-Japanese’ flora in Pakistan??

Fwd: ‘Sino-Japanese’ flora in Pakistan?? : 1 post by 1 author. Further to my recent posts about Elaeagnus, I think it will be informative for me to comment about PHYTOGEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS for plants. I note that phytogeography is much favoured in some ‘floras’.  I have a copy of ‘Wild Flowers of Pakistan’ Nasir & Roberts (1995) […]

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Botanical specimens collected in H.P. in 1930s

Fwd: Botanical specimens collected in H.P. in 1930s: Splendid News : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) I have referred to the extensive set of pressed specimens collected by Dr Walter Koelz, University of Michigan and Thakur Rup Chand primarily in the upper Kulu Valley, Lahaul and Ladakh, in the 1930s for Nicholas Roerich’s ‘Urusvati’ Institute, […]

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Efloraofindia helps in biodiversity conservation, bioprospecting and identification

Efloraofindia helps in biodiversity conservation, bioprospecting and identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on bringing out excellent information on all group of flowering plants of India. It is a great contribution to the field  of plant science. The data generated would be of great help in biodiversity conservation, bioprospecting […]

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Species nova, Comb.nov.

Species nova, Comb.nov. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Just for record for compiles The use of Species nova, Comb. nov. is meant only for the publication in which it is first published. For subsequent citation we drop these and if needed replace by year of publication or full citation of publication. /species/a—l/b/boraginaceae/pseudomertensia-echioides/pseudomertensia-moltkioides Thanks, … .

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Sleepless nights- Molecular versus classical taxonomy

Sleepless nights : Attachments (1) I am sharing herewith an article which appeared in Taxon in 2014 on the above subject.  I request you all to kindly comment and give your valuable opinion and suggestions which will enrich our knowledge. Interesting article and a real message and warning of a sort. Molecular studies are helpful […]

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Herbarium specimen can be used for Molecular studies?

Herbarium specimen can be used for Molecular studies??? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)   In a previous thread  it was discussed that molecular techniques may not be applicable to herbarium specimen.I was under impression that it can be, some vague memory of something i had read outside of medical literature.  i feel herbarium collections […]

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Herbarium

Fwd: Herbarium : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)- Herbarium_ pdf.pdf- 3 MB   Just published article on herbaria attached for your perusal. Thanks, … Very interesting to a layman like me. Forwarding to efloraofindia for their reading pl.

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Fasciation

Jasminum_Nashik_uncommman groth_AJK160715 : 7 posts by 3 authors. 2 images. This jasmine vine (local name Kunda) is growing in a private garden in Nashik.  What can be the reason behind the uncommon growth of its stem? may be insects? galls? what about the original stem? did you take pictures of it? This condition in Jasminum […]

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Details of parts of Milkweed flower

PLEASE H E L P PLEASE : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) To make this plate I copied two photographs recorded by … Please help me to understand different floral structure of an asclepiad flower. Please check all label and let me know which are wrongly marked. Please find the attached image which […]

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Primitive and advanced families

primitive and advanced families : 2 posts by 2 authors. I need a bit of help from all experts in the field. i need a list of families arranged in order of their primitiveness of advancement over the other families. In other words, i need to know which families are advanced and which families are […]

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Making Herbarium- Pros & Cons

Herbarium : 19 posts by 7 authors. This is an unusual request to all of you. I was thinking of making a herbarium of local plants this summer with my son and daughter. What do I need to make a professional herbarium–something which can be useful in gaining further insights later? Since I have no […]

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How to make Herbarium Sheets

Fwd: Herbarium : 1 post by 1 author. You collect good looking plants. small means (less than 1 foot) collect with root , rinse it in water to remove the soil particle. Keep it in a old magazine or folded news paper. Keep it under your bed or put some one -2 kg weight wood […]

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Importance of Flora of British India to efloraofindia

Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Ruellia Sp ?? for ID-NSJ-MAR-29 : ……………………. when was the fbi vol published? … old i know much movement in plants and animals since then no reason why we cant see any of those plants in peninsular India or the Himalayas and gangetic plains , as far as I can see what with […]

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