Andhra Pradesh has a rich floral diversity. Out of a total number of 2586 species estimated about 1800 species
are found to be medicinal plants in Andhra Pradesh. The Govt. of A.P, realizing the rich potential and diversity
of Medicinal plants, have initiated efforts not only to conserve the gene pool of Medicinal Plants occurring the
forests but also take up ex-situ cultivation with the following objectives.