Q. With respect to Indian Virtual Herbarium, consider the following statements:
1. It has been developed by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).
2. It is a digital database of plants and preserved parts of plants with labelled information.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: Indian Virtual Herbarium:

  • It has been developed by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). It is a digital database of plants and preserved parts of plants with labelled information.
  • The herbarium provides information on plants in different categories such as Cryptogams (spore-bearing plants), Phanerogams (seedbearing plants).
  • Each record in the digital herbarium includes an image of the preserved plant specimen, scientific name, collection locality, and collection date, collector name, and barcode number.
  • This is the biggest virtual database of flora in the country.

Source: EPIC August 2022