This website presents botanized and digitized plant specimens.
Leaves, flowers and other plant parts are briefly flattened and then scanned immediately, in order to conserve their natural colours and texture. The high resolution scan works as a powerful eye and allows one to identify the plant as through a magnifying glass, with all the details intact for the most precise botanical study. These vivid images allow the viewer to fully appreciate the intricate beauty of plants and to discover them more intimately.
Photographs of different plant parts are taken in their environment.
For each specimen of plant, we compiled information from various disciplines - botany, ecology, afforestation and ethnology. We selected reports and quotations from a range of reliable sources in addition to our own research.
A bibliographic review is also provided > Bibliography
Specialist botanical vocabulary is explained in the glossary we made to help you
> Visual glossary
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This work is being done by Irène and Nicolas Lagarrigue in the Pitchandikulam Forest where we live with our family. Husband and wife, we use our various complementary skills (in botany, ecology, graphic design, webdevelopment or photography…) to do the job, peacefully day by day.
We started in July 2014 and it is a work in progress.
We are happy to share with you what we learned. Plants are humanity's companions and through this website we praise their infinite diversity of beauty...