Herbarium

The herbarium (acronym FRC) established in 1911 and houses very valuable collections of C.E.C. Fischer, T.F.Bourdillon and M. Rama Rao from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Presently, the herbarium has a collection of 15881specimens of 3259 species, 1329 genera belonging to 172 families including thousands of recent collections with ISOTYPES of Syzygium occidentalis (Bourd.) Gandhi; Syzygium chavaran (Bourd.) Gamble: Syzygium rama-verma (Bourd.) Chithra; Albizia sikharamensis Sahni & Bennet; Plectronia pergracilis Gamble; Aundinella vaginata Bor; Garcinia imberti Bourdillon; Theriophonum fischeri Sivadasan et Nicolson; Diospyros sulcata ssp. rova Bourdillon; Crotalaria bourneae Fyson. Several students and research workers from different universities and research organizations of the region are utilizing these facilities.. All the specimens in herbarium have been digitized. This will facilitate the use of herbarium images using computer for identification and confirming the identity.