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Tools to Aid Species Identification
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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.
An alternative approach to species identification using the 'filter' capabilities of database technology. Select options from lists and see possible species matching your selections displayed.
The identification tools attempt to use the 'filtering' capabilities of computer database technology to help you home in on a species you may have seen. Producing these is quite a complex task and so, at present, the selection of tools is limited but I hope to produce them for grasses, ferns, mosses and fungi (even lichen!) at some point in the future.
Please remember that this cannot be exact, what is purple to me may be mauve to you! Not only that, some flowers come in various colours and I have, at present, only allocated one to each species. You can of course reset the filters if you do not see the species you are looking for in the selection provided a first; if mauve does not solve you query try purple. Also remember that the more filters use choose the shorter the list of options you will see.
I hope it works for you!
Note: This is work-in-progress and there may be some oddities in your results as I seek to sort out the huge amount of data the system uses!