National level hands-on training program in Plant Identification and Taxonomic Keys
was held on November 25, 2022, at the Botany Lab of St. Thomas College, Thrissur. The program was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Martin K A, Principal of St. Thomas College, Thrissur. A total of 39 participants enrolled in the training program. Ms. Sreeshma PS delivered a talk on Plant Collection and Field Work followed by a lecture on Plant Identification and Taxonomic Keys by Dr. Joby Paul. Ms. Athira N J, demonstrated Herbarium techniques and preservation methods. Ms. Sreeshma PS also introduced the STC Herbarium. Ms. Aparna Joseph V delivered a talk on Dissection, Drawing, Floral Diagram and Floral Formula. Dr. Joby Paul demonstrated Plant Taxonomic Key Preparation flora consultation. Ms. Divya K Venugopal presented on Botanical literature and New Species Discoveries.