The 'Thinking Laymen' gratefully acknowledge the encouragement, advice, support, help and assistance obtained from organisations and people noted below, in undertaking and continuing the work of compilation of information on Medicinal and Aromatic plants of Bengal. The 'Laymen' are also immensely indebted to all authors, publishers and related people whose work, either in the print or digital format, served as the source of information for this data compilation work. We express our profound gratitude and thankfulness to all of them and also to rural people, not named here, who helped in finding plants for photography.

   1.   Dr. D. C. Pal, Senior Scientist (Retd.), Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal.

   2.   Dr. A. P. Das, Professor, Dept. of Botany, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, 

         West Bengal &  Founder Secy. East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy.

   3.   Shri K. C. Gayen, IFS, P.C.C.F.(Gen.) (Retd.), Department of Forests, Govt. of

         West Bengal.

   4.   Dr. A. Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Botany, Burdwan University,  Burdwan, 

         West Bengal.

   5.   Dr. P. K. Ghosh, Senior Scientific Officer, W. B. State Council of Science & Technology,

         DST, Govt. of West Bengal.   

   6.   Dr. (Mrs.) S. Mahapatra, Associate Professor (Retd.), Dept. of Botany, A. C. College, 

         Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

   7.   Dr. S. L. Rahman , Jt. Seccretary, Agri Horticultural Society of India, Kolkata, 

         West Bengal.

   8.   Shri C. Biswas, DGM (Retd.) Hindusthan Aeronautics Ltd. Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

   9.    Mrs. Saswati Sen, Director, WWF-Eastern Zone, Kolkata, West Bengal.

  10.   Shri Amit Deb, Asstt. Teacher, Ananda Model High School, Jalpaiguri, West bengal.

  11.    Shri Prasanta Bose, Asstt. Teacher, Ananda Model High School, Jalpaiguri, 

          West Bengal.

  12.    Dr. Arindam Roy,  Assistant Professor, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, 

          Howrah, West Bengal.

  13.    Dr. D. Bose, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany, Kabi Nazrul College, Muraroi, 

          Birbhum, West Bengal.

  14.    Shri Protivas Basu, Asstt. Teacher, Jalpaiguri High School, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. 

  15.    Shri Archishman Biswas, Student, Jalpaiguri Zilla School, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

  16.    Shri G. G. Biswas, Asstt. Teacher, Garalbari High School, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

  17.    Shri Soumyajit Basu, Land Revenue Officer, Mathabhanga, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

  18.    Shri Chandrashekhar Pandit, Associate Professor, Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, 

          West Medinipur, West Bengal.

  19.    Shri Suprateek Moitra, District Horticulture Officer, Bankura, West Bengal. 

  20.    Shri Biswajit Pramanik, Asstt. Teacher, Santipur Muslim High School, Santipur, Nadia, 

           West Bengal.

  21.     Dr. Rajendraprasad De, Assistant Professor, General Govt. Degree College, Mohanpur,

            West Medinipur, West Bengal.

  22.     Shri Bidyut Sarkar, Asstt. Teacher, Gondalpara Brajamoyee Siksha Niketan, Howrah,

            West Bengal.

  23.     Smt. Aparna Sarkar, Asstt. Teacher, Adarsha Balika Vidyalaya, Asokenagar, 

            24-Parganas (North), West Bengal.

  24.    All Officials and Staff of Sylvicultre (South) Division, Medinipur, West Medinipur, 

           Dept. of Forests, West Bengal.

  25.    Dr. A. P. Singh, D.F.O., Sylviculture (South) Division, Medinipur. West Medinipur,

           Dept. of Forests, West Bengal.

  26.    Shri N. Mallick, Field Director, Sunderban Tiger Reserve, Dept. of Forests, West      


  27.    Shri A. Guhathakurta, Asstt. Field Director, Sunderban Tiger Reserve, Dept. of 

           Forests, West Bengal.

  28.    Shri Pradip Dey, Gardener, Ex-Situ Conservation Site of Medicinal Plant Species, 

           Amlachati, Jhargram, West Medinipur, Dept. of Forests, West Bengal.

  29.    Shri Gobinda Mahato, Contractual Worker, Ex-Situ Coservation Site of 

           Medicinal Plant Species, Amlachati, Jhargram, West Medinipur, Dept. of Forests, 

           West Bengal.

  30.    Shri Subir Dey, Contractual Worker, Ex-Situ Conservation Site of Medicinal Plant 

           Species, Amlachati, Jhargram, West Medinipur, Dept. of Forests, West bengal.

  31.     Shri Biman Biswas, DFO, Cooch Behar Territorial Division, Cooch Behar, Dept. of

            Forests, West Bengal.     

  32.    Shri Kallol Sarker, Shantipara, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

  33.    Shri Badal Debnath, ADFO, Wildlife Division-II, Jalpaiguri, Dept. of Forests, 

           West Bengal.

  34.     Col. Bimal Sarkar (Retd.), Ranibagan, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

  35.    Dr. (Mrs.) Pritha Pandit (Roy Chowdhury), Assistant Professor, Cooch Behar College,    

           Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

  36.    Shri Dinesh Chhetri, Takdah, Dist.- Darjeeling, West Bengal.