Category: Keys

Addendum to Q-Bank plant key spotlight article

By Matt

In a previous Newsletter (October 2018), (October 2018 newsletter) the spotlight article focussed on Q-Bank, an invasive plants database that provides detailed species-level information on all plants species on the European Union list of EU concern. In this article we provided a list of Q-Bank keys to invasive plant species that are currently available but…

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.…