Digital samples of plants found in this virtual herbarium include :

  • Species of the threatened remnant forests of the Coromandel Coast, classified here as the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
  • Common and widespread species of the Indian subcontinent

Scans of fresh specimens ...
For each plant, a menu displays informations about :
  • Botany : nomenclature, description, phenology, reproduction & dispersal
  • Plant ecology, distribution, relevance for ecosystems
  • Ethnobotany : human uses (medicinal, culinary, crafts etc.), beliefs and rituals
  • Afforestation
  • Conservation status
  • Our visual glossary
    The Auroville Forests