Hortus Malabaricus, (12 vols. 1678-1712) is the monumental work on Malabar Plants (plants of erstwhile Malabar region which extended from Goa to Kanyakumari) by Van Rheede, published in Latin. The plants of this book had been reinvestigated and translated into English and Malayalam by Padmashree Prof. K.S. Manilal (Former Emeritus Scientist, MBGIPS). The plants of Hortus Malabaricus are well maintained in the Hortus Valley of KSCSTE-MBGIPS. Out of the 742 species, 432 species have already been introduced.