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Plant Selection Tools

By Matt

Interactive Plant Selection Tools A third type of problem that Lucid tool authors have developed a decision support tool for is plant selection. The question that the Lucid tool aims to provide information about is: “What type of plant (species or variety) is likely to be most suitable for a particular site. Taking into account…


By Matt

MySoil MySoil is a Lucid key that has been developed by the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. The key, which can be accessed online, enables growers to identify the soil type on their farm. This has been made possible by summarising thousands of different soils present in the Wheatbelt into 15…

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants released

By Matt

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 of Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants now available. The release of Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 (RFK 8) represents another significant milestone in the development of this information system for identifying and learning about plants in Australian tropical rainforests. Get RFK 8 as a mobile app (Android or iOS)…

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia – Fourth Edition now released

By Matt

New EUCLID now available! “EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia” – The foremost eucalypt identification and botanical guide has reached a new milestone in time for National Eucalypt day (23rd March) with the release of the fourth edition. This tool makes Australia’s most significant group of plants, the eucalypts, available to all from the enthusiastic amateur to…

Identifying Eucalypts made easy

By Matt

Identifying Eucalypts made easy This recent online article describes the history since 1997of a CSIRO project to develop EUCLID, an interactive Lucid key for identifying eucalypt species. Using the Australian National Herbarium’s collection of 65,000 eucalypt specimens, the first EUCLID key developed by the project team was a CD product, covering Eucalyptus species in…