Each installation includes three prepaid identifications, but each other is paid. We use Google's in-app purchase.
The identification process is not computer-based, it requires human involvement. Therefore we ask for a payment to maintain quality of the service. If we can't identify your plant, you don't pay anything.
Our team will respond as quickly as possible, but the identification usually takes minutes or hours. So far, we have been able to identify 90% plants in average.
It is developed by scientists from four French research organisations (Cirad, INRA, Inria and IRD), and the Tela Botanica network, with the financial support of Agropolis fondation.
Among other features, this free app helps identifying plant species from photographs, through a visual recognition software. Plant species that are well enough illustrated in the botanical reference database can be easily recognized.
This app works on more than 4100 species of wild flora of the French territory, the species list is available through the application. The number of species and the number of images used by the application evolve with contributions of end users to the project.
It doesn't allow the identification of ornamental plants. It works even better than the pictures submitted are focused on one organ. Pictures of tree leaves on uniform background provide the most relevant results.
If you correctly identify a species, you can participate to the project by submitting your observation with the "contribution" button. These contributions subject to a moderation process will be validated collaboratively.
To find this application on the web, go to the following link:
Those who want to contribute more interactively to this participatory science project can go to:
Cultivars of citrus and its relatives are released in the United States through state agencies and to a lesser extent the USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Dates. Our target list of entities was synthesized from the cultivar lists provided by the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program, the Florida Citrus Arboretum, the Florida Chiefland Budwood Distribution Center, the Florida Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration, and the Texas Budwood Certification Program. Arizona no longer certifies budwood, instead relying on the California program. The resulting target list includes over 500 entities of citrus and relatives cultivated in the United States.
Field identification to the level of cultivar remains impossible in most cases. This is partially due to the complicated reticulate breeding history of citrus, but also, selection has generally focused on characters such as taste, disease and stress resistance, and fruiting phenology rather than on characters of ornamental (and thus morphological) value. This key facilitates identification to at least the cultivar group level within citrus (e.g., sweet oranges, sour oranges, etc.), if not beyond for select cultivars.
Original illustrations and photography: Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the source for plant images included in Citrus ID Key should be cited as "Herbarium (NCSC)." NCSC is the official abbreviation for the North Carolina State University Herbarium. Any commercial use is prohibited without express written permission. Requests may be addressed to: Herbarium, Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7612.
Original source for Lucid Mobile Key: Saville, A.C., A. Krings, T. Kahn, M.D. Trice, and A.J. Redford. 2011. Citrus ID, Edition 2. USDA APHIS ITP, Fort Collins and North Carolina State University. http://idtools.org/id/citrus/citrusid/
Key authors: Amanda Saville, Alexander Krings, Tracy Kahn, Matthew Trice, and Amanda Redford
Native plants are species that grow naturally in the wild. Visitors to parks can find these plants in undisturbed areas. Native plants are a smart choice for gardeners because they are adapted to regional weather and soil conditions. They require less care such as watering and fertilizers, and are more resistant to common diseases and pests. They also have a positive impact on the ecosystem by providing food and habitat for native animals.
The app source code is publicly available: https://github.com/CoderCoop/nativePlantsChesapeake
This project is under development and may contain errors.
The intended audience for this key is non-experts working in the field within Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS), National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), and other national, regional, and state agricultural agencies/organizations with responsibilities associated with pest and disease survey and detection. However, the key will be useful for anyone who manages palms in a nursery or landscape setting. All features in the key can be used with the naked eye or a hand lens.
Information is provided for 82 commonly cultivated palm species from 48 genera, but given the difficulty of separating palm species and the number of hybrids among them, you might only be able to determine the genus for a particular palm. Only adult palms (not seedlings or pre-reproductive juvenile palms) are included in the key and descriptions. The key is illustrated with hundreds of images of species and their characteristics or features. This key provides identification support for palms that are commonly cultivated, as of 2010, in the United States (continental U.S. and Hawaii) and Caribbean Islands.
Mary Andrews contributed the image for the splash page. All other acknowledgements are available at the URL shown below.
Key author: Patti Anderson
This key is part of a complete Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms tool : http://idtools.org/id/palms/palm-id/
Lucid Mobile key developed by USDA APHIS ITP