[Taxacom] Fwd: [efloraofindia:31967] Efloraofindia Taxonomic Research Forum

J.M. Garg jmgarg1 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 05:33:12 CDT 2010

Forwarding for the information of members connected with Flora of India in
any way.

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From: Gurcharan Singh <singhg45 at gmail.com>
Date: 11 April 2010 19:00
Subject: [efloraofindia:31967] Efloraofindia Taxonomic Research Forum
To: efloraofindia <indiantreepix at googlegroups.com>

Dear Members
What had initially started as a site to share photographs and get identity
of unknown plants, I find in recent months, it is taking shape as Forum
where new inputs from members are leading to the re-interpretation of
identity of many plants. Many of us very happy to identify their specimens
from local floras, and most of the times once we identify the specimen from
local flora, we don't find need (and often there is no need, because that is
the purpose of local floras: fewer names to sort from) to cross check the
identifications. Interactions on this group have in recent months led to the
correction of many local flora identifications and more importantly
discovery of several new records in regional floras. There are often very
involved discussions, not met in even usual research interactions at various
research institutes. Some recent such discussions have been on Solanum
indicum complex which threw in several new species of our areas, Ocimum
longifolia complex, Alternathera species in India, Acmella species in India
and more recently discussion on specimens of Physalis minima complex
uploaded by me and Dinesh ji. Truly most of these discussions are initiated
by Satishji and Dinesh ji, provided professional touch by Shrikant ji and
Vijayasankar ji and interesting inputs by Garg ji and Tabish ji. The group
has more recently become more resourceful with the introduction of Tanay
(ji), Muthu ji, Satish Chile,  Balkar ji, Satish Pardesi ji and several
other members contributing actively.
     With discussions continuing like this, our website may soon become a
Forum/Centre for active Taxonomic Research, I keep on interacting in several
other groups, but find none (even some International ones) reaching a
fraction of interaction that we find on this group.
    Congratulations to all members. Three cheers for efloraofindia Group,
and three cheers for our pioneers Tabish ji and Garg ji.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

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With regards,
J.M.Garg (jmgarg1 at gmail.com)
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