Credits &

Resources that helped us create the exhibits.


Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats

  • Spiral Ceropegia

    • All images by Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Myristica Swamps

    • All images by Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Black Pepper

    • Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Cluster Fig

    • All images by Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Strangler Fig

    • Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Oakleaf Fern

    • Prasenjeet Yadav
  • Ghost Orchid

    • Ghost orchid stem: Siddarth Machado
    • Magenta ghost flower: Nirupa Rao
  • Sundews

    • All images by Siddarth Machado
  • Glory Lily

    • Glory lily: Prasenjeet Yadav
    • Glory lily leaf: Siddarth Machado
  • Elephant Foot Yam

  • Neelakurinji

    • Prasenjeet Yadav

Spirit of the Forest


Spirit of the Forest

  • Exploring the Western Ghats

  • Formation of the Western Ghats

    • Continental drift & paleobotany
      National Geographic. (n.d.). Continental drift. Retrieved November 24, 2022.
    • Kenrick, Paul (2013). Glossopteris: The Legacy of Gondwana. Wachholtz Verlag.
  • Forested Wetlands & Myristica Swamps

  • Flora & Fauna

    • Barytelphusa guerini (Freshwater crab)
      Krishna, S., & Somanathan, H. (2014). Secondary removal of Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae) seeds by crabs in Myristica swamp forests in India. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30(3), 259-263.
    • Jain, N. (2019, Nov 4). New species remain hidden in the myristica swamps of the Western Ghats. Mongabay.
    • Gollum snakehead
      Britz, R., Dahanukar, N., Anoop, V.K. et al. (2020). Aenigmachannidae, a new family of snakehead fishes (Teleostei: Channoidei) from subterranean waters of South India. Sci Rep 10.
    • Perinchery, A. (2020, Oct 7). A brand new family of bony fishes from south India. Mongabay.
    • Kathalekan marsh nut
      Dasappa & Swaminath, M.H. (2000). A new species of Semecarpus L. (Anacardiaceae) from the Myristica swamps of Western Ghats of North Canara, Karnataka, India. Indian Forester 126(1): 78-82
    • Myristica Swamp Tree Frog
      Abraham, R. K., Pyron, R. A., Ansil, B. R., Zachariah, A., & Zachariah, A. (2013). Two novel genera and one new species of treefrog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) highlight cryptic diversity in the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 3640(2), 177-189.
    • Abraham, R. K., Mathew, J. K., Raju, D. V., Rao, R., & Zachariah, A. (2018). Reproduction and metamorphosis in the Myristica Swamp tree frog, Mercurana myristicapalustris (Anura: Rhacophoridae). PeerJ, 6, e5934.
  • Sacred Groves & Conservation

  • Forest on Stilts: A Personal Essay

    • Sreedharan, G., & Indulkar, M. (2018). New distributional record of the northernmost Myristica swamp from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Current Science, 115(8), 1434.
    • Prabhugaonkar, A., Mesta, D. K., & Janarthanam, M. K. (2014). First report of three redlisted tree species from swampy relics of Goa State, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 6(2): 5503-5506.