This website presents the digitized plant specimens collected in the forests of Auroville and bioregion. Leaves, flowers and other plant parts are briefly flattened, and then immediately scanned to conserve their natural colours and texture. The high-resolution image produced allows for the identification of the plant, with all the details intact for precise botanical study. These vivid images also allow the viewer to fully appreciate the intricate beauty of plants. The detailed scanned images are combined with photographs of the plant parts from multiple angles to highlight botanical features, as well as photographs of the plant in its natural habitat.
- Botany : nomenclature, description, phenology, reproduction & dispersal
- Plant ecology, distribution, relevance for ecosystems
- Ethno-botany : human uses (medicinal, veterinary, culinary, crafts etc.), beliefs and rituals
- Conservation status