Work on putting together a catalogue of the plant wealth of the Government Botanical Garden (GBG) here is nearing completion, according to the Assistant Director of Horticulture V.Ramsundar.
Speaking to The Hindu here on Friday, he said that the project of the Department of Horticulture has been funded under the Hill Area Development Programme (HADP).
A team led by V.S.Ramachandran, Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, is compiling the data.
Stating that it will be available in print and digital forms and on the web, he said that it will be of considerable benefit to the people in general and researchers in particular.
Pointing out that work had begun about a year ago, Dr.Ramsundar said that in the garden which sprawls over 55 acres there are now 344 tree species, 30 climbers, 12 perennial plants, 48 varieties of cacti and succulents, 57 types of orchids and 227 ferns. Rare and endangered species number about 50.
Pointing out that most of them were exotic, he said that there were also a number of indigenous species.
The majority of them were introduced during the days of the Raj. The catalogue will be ready before the annual flower show in May.
Project funded under Hill Area Development Programme Information compiled will be available in both print and digital form
Project funded under Hill Area Development Programme
Information compiled will be available in both print and digital form