Instead of straightaway demanding images for all the plants, first we
need a searchable database of all plant species where the botanical
description, distributions and flowering/fruiting time is given.
This should not be such a difficult job, although requires lot of
hard work. After all, the botanical description of all the plants is
already compiled in print volumes of floras of different regions. We
would only be digitizing the existing information.
Adding pictures could be a second step, or, can run side by side.
That is the more difficult part which involves correctly identifying
plants in the images by experts.
Lets hope somebody comes up with this project.
On May 4, 1:00 pm, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com
> Garg ji,
> In real sense to prepare on-line edition of flora of India much effort is
> required. I have taken over 300,000 pictures. Over 40,000 are on-line, so
> far. These pictures are taken in Chhattisgarh only. But still this effort
> seems like a drop in knowledge ocean.
> Similarly, in the field of Ethnobotany it seems that previous workers have
> not done the documentation by heart. As individual effort, CGBD (Offline
> Database on Chhattisgarh Biodiversity) is touching 1000 GB i.e. over 50
> million pages only on Type II Diabetes, much more than TKDL having 30
> million pages for all diseases in expense of millions. You know that I have
> not taken even a pie from anyone for this work so far.
> Similar is the condition in the field of Ethnoentomology.
> In Indiantreepix we are fortunate to have workers like you. I feel that now
> time has come to extend support to innovative workers in India not to
> research organisations investing time for improving the language of research
> Pankaj Oudhia