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Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Herbarium database of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), India.

Type: datasetLicense: not specifiedCategory: biotaScale: 1 / 250000Last update: 22 years ago
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The Herbarium of French Institute of Pondicherry, popularly known as HIFP was established in 1956 by Pierre Legris, an engineer from the Forestry commission of France. Computer cataloguing of HIFP began in 1998. In 2013, the herbarium database was transferred in to the open source DataManager software and published on the Institute's World Wide Web site with the support of Pl@ntNet project. HIFP houses large number of collections from the Western Ghats, especially for tree species, the other parts of India and also from different parts of the globe, which were received from different herbaria as a gift or on exchange basis. As of January 2013, the herbarium contained over 24,000 specimens belonging to 268 families and 4659 species. New plant specimens are added periodically to the collection by the staff.

Data origin:
  1. We have used the last version of the herbarium database as of january 2012. 2. Link to the IFP localities and IFP taxonomy reference table that we have created during the Pl@ntGhats project. 2. Migration into Datamanager application

Purpose: not specified

Data life cycle, according to producer:
Creation date: January 1, 1998
Update frequency: continual
State: completed


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