Digital herbarium at Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI)

The herbarium is a storehouse of mounted specimens arranged according to a known system of classification. KFRI herbarium was started in early 1980s with regular field collections of specimens. Now it holds over 10306 specimens and recognized internationally by the acronym KFRI by the International Association of Plant Taxonomists (IAPT). Apart from general collections, KFRI-herbarium has a complete collection of medicinal plants in South India and a pan Indian collection of palms and bamboos of India including Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The 10306 specimens represents more than 2040 species from 203 families. The predominant plant families in the collection are Poaceae, Orchidaceae, Arecaceae, Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae, Compositae and pteridophyte. Digital herbarium currently holds 11,000 sheets of 3000 species. 'Nitya' shows its flexibilty to archive non-bibliographc documents.

India's Largest Digital Herbarium