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Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium

Peechi( Thrissur district, Kerala) May 28, 2013: The Kerala Forest Research Institute has set up a digital hebarium – India’s largest of its kind – detailing over 10,000 specimens, 2040 species and 203 families.
The herbarium is a storehouse of mounted specimens arranged according to a known system of classification.
 
KFRI herbarium was started in early 1980s with regular field collections of specimens. Now it holds over 10306 specimens and recognized internationally by the acronym KFRI by the International Association of Plant Taxonomists (IAPT).
Apart from general collections, KFRI-herbarium has a complete collection of medicinal plants in South India and a pan Indian collection of palms and bamboos of India including Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The species in the herbaria are indexed in alphabetical order with collection numbers under respective plant families.

The families are arranged according to the system of classification of flowering plants by Benthem and Hooker with delimitation to certain families in accordance with their current concepts. The predominant plant families in the collection are Poaceae (171 spp.), Orchidaceae (151 spp.), Arecaceae (109 spp.), Fabaceae (81 spp.), Euphorbiaceae (96 spp.), Rubiaceae (90 spp.) and Compositae (14 spp.). The herbarium also represented with 90 species of pteridophytes.
The Project is led by Investigators: Dr. C. Renuka, Dr. VB Sreekumar, V.B and Mr K. H. Hussain who provided the concept and design. Project development was done by Ajay K.G (Beehive) and the portal, http://kfriherbarium.org  is hosted by Beehive Digital Concepts, Cochin.




    


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Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Dr R.K. LAL on May  31,  2013
  "This will help all researcher/scientist Globally Dr R. K. LAL Chief Scientist CSIR-CIMAP, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow U.P.226015 India "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by B.Sasikumar on May  31,  2013
  "Taxonomy gets a boost by this type of work.This may help in conservation priorities. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Dr. Feroz Khan on May  31,  2013
  "I must appreciate the efforts made by KFRI to develop a digital herbarium with 203 plant families, 2040 species and 10,000 specimens. Good work. Keep updated and publish this database in reputed journal to secure early IPR."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by L.J.G. van der Maesen on June  03,  2013
  "Dear Sir, when I searched for Araceae I also found listed Capp/araceae and Conn/araceae, so that is a technical error where the herbarium lists the family names correctly"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Mayur Nandikar on June  04,  2013
  "Surely great efforts by KFRI team, this is what we expect in new era of technology. I wish this efforts will fulfill the needs of growing and established plant taxonomist. Congratulation and wishing best success. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Paolo Audisio on June  04,  2013
  "Surely a great advancement for both plant taxonomists and entomologists working on phytophagous insects !! Wishing best success"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Nahed M. Waly on June  04,  2013
  " "I must appreciate the efforts made by KFRI to develop a digital herbarium, this are great efforts by KFRI team, this is what we expect in new era of technolog Congratulation and wishing best success. ""
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Dr. Naveen Kumar Verma on June  04,  2013
  "This is the great effort in the present cyber era and it will prove the very valuable source of reference for researchers. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Rajendra Yonzone on June  06,  2013
  "It is good and first digital herbarium lunch in India and it is helpful for plant taxonomist, botanist, floriculturist, ecologists all plant conservationists. I like it."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by p.Venu on June  06,  2013
  "congratulations; it is very good effort and laudable!"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by p.Venu on June  06,  2013
  "congratulations; it is very good effort and laudable!"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Subir Bandyopadhyay on June  06,  2013
  "I am delighted to see this portal. Many people will be benefitted."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Prof.Dr. Arunrat Chaveerach on June  06,  2013
  "It is great. For the highest benefits, the herbarium should serve the people in the world. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Prof.Dr. Arunrat Chaveerach on June  06,  2013
  "It is great. For the highest benefits, the herbarium should serve the people in the world. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Roberto Salas, Argentina on June  06,  2013
  "I am a young researcher (rubiologist) from Argentina and wish to congratulate this huge effort. This is a very important tool for those who want to know and study your amazing plants."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Li Xiaodong on June  06,  2013
  "Congratualations; Good work. It will be valuable for reaschers."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Dr. Subhasis Panda on June  07,  2013
  "I am really enlighted with KFRI Digital Herbarium which will guide other Indian Herbaria in providing its technology and softwares. DR. SUBHASIS PANDA ANGIOSPERM TAXONOMY & ECOLOGY LAB POST-GRADUATE DEPTT. OF BOTANY DARJEELING GOVT. COLLEGE, DARJEELING-734101"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by wan zuraida wan mohd zain on June  10,  2013
  "hope can visit your place one day!"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Charan Singh Rana on June  10,  2013
  "It is good for scientific work accomplishment"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by shahina on June  12,  2013
  "Fabulous work"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by shahina on June  12,  2013
  "Fabulous work"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by shahina on June  12,  2013
  "Fabulous work"
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by Sasichandra on July  28,  2013
  "It is an excellent achievement by KFRI team; Congrats; It is good working especially to understand micro morphological features for easy identification when zooming the specimens. "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by ANAND A S on April  12,  2014
  "it is a very good initiative, very useful for taxonomy students and all other botany students.."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by ATEK NANGKAR on November  27,  2014
  "Sir, I couldnot see digital image (herbarium), how to see the digital image of species "
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by crorkservice fiver on   28,  2015
  "xSJYzh You, my friend, ROCK! I found exactly the info I already searched all over the place and simply could not find it. What a great web site."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
by crorkservice fiver on   28,  2015
  "xSJYzh You, my friend, ROCK! I found exactly the info I already searched all over the place and simply could not find it. What a great web site."
     
Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
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Kerala Forest Research Institute creates digital herbarium
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