How to write Botanical names ?

    How to write Botanical names ? ……………. Synonyms can’t be in Roman. They have to be in italics. Accepted names are fine. Thanks, … As far as web pages are concerned, there is no standard convention. Different sites like The Plant List, GRIN, Efloras, other sites follow their own conventions. …, you will never […]

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THE IBIS FLORA PORTAL

    IBIS-Flora: A working Flora of India with a baseline database : 6 posts by 3 authors. THE IBIS FLORA PORTAL A hundred years after the publication of “The Flora of British India”, the time has arrived to compile and update the data on floral biodiversity of India with the knowledge that we have gleaned […]

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What does “Ex” signify?

    Hooghly sk-nov-13 : what does “ex” signify? : 5 posts by 2 authors. I have found the answer in wiki –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_citation_(botany)#Usage_of_the_term_.22ex.22. Please, tell me if “ex” has other meaning. Wikipedia seems to be partly correct as example is partly correct. These examples should help    46.4. A name of a new taxon must […]

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Dr. C. K. Manilal

    A+life’s+mission+-+The+Hindu : 2 posts by 2 authors. Link Thanks for introducing Dr.M.Sabu of Calicut University to Eflora members .As Secretary. of Indian Association of Anigiosperm taxonomy and as Executive Editor of ‘Rheedea’ his contributions to the cause of Botany are remarkable. My good wishes to him.On a related note I would like to […]

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M Sharfuddin Khan

    Fwd: About M Sharfuddin Khan : 1 post by 1 author. Who is M Sharfuddin Khan? I am finding lot of litrature from him on net like given in the link: http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/Flora%20by%20M%20Sharfuddin%20Khan/Botanical%20Names/Diospyros%20chloroxylon.htm Do you have his e-mail Id or tel. no.? Mr. M.S. Khan was Silviculturist in erstwhile Hyderabad Govt. (during the regime […]

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App for identification

App for identification : Please visit… http://leafsnap.com Can we develop such kind of App for identifying plants found in Indian subcontinent? Thanks … I wish they have android version also.

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Migrant birds may be virtual dispersal highways for plants

    Fwd: Tiny plants ride on the coattails of migratory birds: Migrant birds may be virtual dispersal highways for plants : 1 post by 1 author. New information about the role of migratory birds influencing plant distribution comes from evidence of them carrying microscopic bits of plants (bryophyte diaspores). Read on Tiny plants ride […]

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Hemlata Pradhan, botanist painter

Hemlata Pradhan, botanist painter : 3 posts by 2 authors. Other recipients: http://www.indianbotanists.com/2014/06/botanical-illustration-painting-plant.html?spref=fb cheers,Kiran Srivastavamumbai http://www.indianbotanists.com/2014/06/botanical-illustration-painting-plant.html?spref=fb Thanks Kiran Ji, I was lucky enough to meet … at her art school in Kalimpong.. a great display of art by her students was a real treat for me.. as illustrators are be becoming rare, she is doing […]

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Signatures of Plants

    Fwd: A new website for identification of plants : 1 post by 1 author. Just today Mr. A. M. Gokhale, Retired IAS, settlet in Pune, winner of Padmashree and a plant lover called me over telephone and informed that he has opened a website called www.signaturesofplants.com I tried it today. He has given […]

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An Orientation Course on Plant Taxonomy

    An Orientation Course on Plant Taxonomy : 2 posts by 2 authors. In an effort to empower hobbyist youngsters with concepts in plant taxonomy and systematics, an “Orientation Course on Plant Taxonomy” has been planned at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. The course among other topics, will cover: 1. Principles of plant […]

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Recently published Articles

Fwd: Recently published Articles Part-I :  2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4 + 2).   Please find my recently published research articles detail given below: New Species 1. Macrosolen andamanensis published in Indian Journal of Forestry 2013, 36(1):55-59. 2. Carissa andamanensis published in Indian Journal of Forestry 2012  New Record for India: 1. Macrosolen melintangensis […]

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Elevation range data of plant species

    Elevation range data of plant species : 9 posts by 3 authors. I am working on a concept where in I require species distribution range and Elevation range of plant species in Indian region. I request all the member it you have got such related species data and would like to share would […]

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Gymnosperms: Introduction

Gymnosperms Fortnight: December 1-14, 2013- Coordinator Dr. R. C. Srivastava-Introduction : 3 posts by 3 authors. With an expert from BSI Dr. R. C. Srivastava kindly agreeing to coordinate Gymnosperms Fortnight should be a very useful one.       Gymnosperms constitute an interesting group of plants, usually shrubs or trees which produce seeds but don’t […]

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Gymnosperms Fortnight: Rough position in the Plant Kingdom

    Gymnosperms Fortnight: Rough position in the Plant Kingdom : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors. There are various classifications of all land plants. I have found this one useful to know the position of Gymnosperms within them. According to The Plant List There are about 1000 species of Gymnosperms belonging to 14 families […]

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Discussions on limitations of The Plant List

    Fwd: New version of The Plant List : 7 posts by 6 authors. With the release of The Plant List in 2010 taxonomists around the world were greatly relieved with the hope of finding accepted names at one place. Unfortunately there were more conflicts than solutions. I have already sent more than 1000 […]

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How many flowering plants are in India?

    How many flowering plants are in India? : 5 posts by 5 authors. We all must be grateful to Sir J.D.Hooker, who with his associate taxonomists produced a masterpiece of work published as ‘Flora of British India’ with its jurisdiction as British Indian Empire (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malayan Peninsula, […]

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A Second Release of The Plant List (TPL)

    A Second Release of The Plant List (TPL) is to be deployed this month : 5 posts by 5 authors. Pl. read more at A Second Release of The Plant List (TPL) is to be deployed this month Let us hope it removes some of the confusion it created in 2010 List Hope […]

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