Symbols

Flowering & fruiting season indicators are approximate. The seasons may differ depending upon climatic conditions of different regions. Also, note that when the season is indicated as winter & summer, it means that flowering or fruiting occursfor some period between these seasons. The seasonas shown are relevant to South-Western coast of India.
This symbol indicates that the plant is meant as a foliage plant. Flowers may be insignificant or inconspicuous. This is not the indication of an evergreen plant.
These symbols show natural shape of the tree. The sape depicted is a rough indication. Due to climatic & regional changes, actual shape may differ from what is indicated.EG = Evergreen & D = Deciduous.
 Succulent This symbol indicates that the plant has succulent properties.
These symbols indicate the growth pattern of palms or plants similar to palms. Clustering = A single plant that forms a cluster as it grows, I.e. Lady palm or Traveler’s palm. Single stem = The plant remains single stemmed, I.e. Coconut palm.
This symbol indicates that the branches of the tree bend towards ground.
This symbol indicates that it is aquatic or marsh growing plant. The aquatic plants may be submerged, anchored to soil base under the water or may be free-floating.
These symbols indicate approximate need of water for a particular plant. Due to climatic changes in different regions or in the same region but in different seasons or due to differences in soil structure, water requirements will vary from what is indicated.
These symbols indicate sunlight need of a particular plant for its healthy growth. Some plants from humid regions which flourish in full sunlight will need semi shade locations in drier regions. Full sun = Need direct sunlight daily for 5 to 6 hours. Semi shade = similar to 50% shade net.
Birds are attracted to these trees for either food, nectar or for shelter.
Butterflies are attracted to these plants either for nectar or as food plants for their caterpillars.

For uncultivated/wild plants sunlight, watering, flowering/fruiting season, propagation etc may not be indicated.

Advanced search options: By putting following words in ‘Advanced Search’ all plants belonging to that category could be found.

Armed = Plants having thorns, prickles or spines

Bulbous plant = Plants having bulbs, tubers or corms

Bonsai subject = Plants suitable for bonsai

Coastal plant = Plants tolerant to saline conditions

Indigenous plant = Plants indigenous (native) to India

Xerophyte = Plants tolerant to arid conditions

Plant names & words in Italics = Indicate names/words of some Indian language