Category: Keys

Spotlight on a new Seed Identification website

By Matt

A website (https://www.idseed.org/) has recently been launched by the International Seed Morphology Association to “promote collaboration, knowledge sharing, resource development, and research among those who are interested in seed morphology and seed identification”. The site provides information on various resources, including a Seed Identification Guide currently consisting of Seed identification fact sheets for 127 species,…

Key to willow species and hybrids present in New Zealand

By Matt

This key is illustrated with more than 2000 images of willow species and hybrids that are either wild or in cultivation in New Zealand, and the features that are used to identify them. Most illustrations are of willow clones grown in the national willow collection in Palmerston North maintained by Plant and Food NZ. The…

Chikanda Orchid identification key

By Matt

Chikanda is a local foodstuff from northern Zambia and surrounding countries. It is made from pounded groundnuts and the tubers of a number of orchid species. This identification app is targeted at non-botanists and involving the analysis of various features of the plant(s) and its habitat to help narrow down the choice of 63 species.…

Plants of South Eastern New South Wales – App and website

By Matt

A sister key to Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales. This key is designed for anyone who has an interest in finding out about the plants of south eastern New South Wales. It includes about 2,900 species of plants accompanied by about 10,000 images. It includes Eucalypts, but not ferns, orchids, grasses, or…