Welcome to Pitchandikulam Forest
Virtual Herbarium

Digital samples of plants found in this virtual herbarium include :

  • Rare and local woody species of the threatened remnant forests of the Coromandel’s plains classified as East Deccan dry evergreen forests by the WWF
  • Common and widespread species of the Indian subcontinent which are the major components of today’s anthropogenically modified landscapes
  • Scans of fresh specimens ...
    The flora of the Coromandel Coast
    Pitchandikulam Forest of Auroville
    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
    Help us to continue our work

    Pitchandikulam Forest Virtual Herbarium is an entirely volunteer-made project. With your support we can continue to work on it and make it even better.
    If you wish to donate, please follow the link below (payment through credit card or paypal account).

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