About IBIS – Flora

The natural beauty and fragility of the Indian flora is one of the most pristine in the whole world. It is rich in endemic species pertaining to about 130 genera. At present the portal contains working checklist of angiosperms of India for about 21,764 species, 515 subspecies, 2514 varieties, 4 sub-varieties and 58 formas belonging to 3667 genera, 271 families and 50 orders. Around 95,161 synonyms have been compiled. of which 18,181 names are accepted, 1,906 are provisionally accepted, 4,687 are provisional/unresolved and 95,161 synonyms are also provided. It contains distribution maps for 14,899 species and has more than 65,000 Bibliography from regional Flora. It has been tried to provide correct orthography of botanical names. It offers details of place of publications of angiosperms along with abbreviations of authors; names as per the international standards and a centralized repository of bibliography of around 1, 65, 000+ citations, covering major publications from India and world across. Further IBIS-Flora has data of photographs, book excerpts, IUCN, NCBI, Biodiversity heritage library and ReFindit. The main aim of compiling this database is to provide baseline data for the Flora of India.

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