The herbarium in Government Victoria College, Palakkad is a well-maintained collection of preserved plant specimens from all over the Western Ghats region. It is one of the oldest herbaria in Kerala, and has been playing an important role in the study and conservation of plant diversity for over 100 years.
The herbarium contains over 5000 specimens of plants from a wide range of taxonomic groups, including algae, fungi, lichens, ferns, and angiosperms. The collection is particularly rich in specimens from the Western Ghats, which is a global biodiversity hotspot.
The herbarium is used by students, researchers, and conservationists from all over India and abroad. It is a valuable resource for studying the plant diversity of the Western Ghats, and for monitoring changes in plant populations over time.
In recent years, the herbarium has been digitized, making it possible to access the collection online. This has made the herbarium even more accessible to researchers and conservationists, and has helped to raise awareness of the importance of plant diversity.
The herbarium in Government Victoria College, Palakkad is an important asset to the scientific community and to the people of Kerala. It plays a vital role in the study and conservation of plant diversity, and in raising awareness of the importance of plants to our planet.
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