Terrestrial invasive plants (3 languages) (Authors: H. Duistermaat, E. Boer, J. van Valkenburg, Hortus Botanicus Leiden.)

Terrestrial invasive plants Lucid KeyThis key helps to identify the major invasive terrestrial plants in NW Europe. Invasive are those species that pose a threat to the biodiversity of the ecoregion. Species included are both those that already are known to be invasive in this region, as well as species known to be invasive elsewhere in comparable climatic regions. Moreover, look-alikes are included to distinguish closely related taxa. A total of 140 species is included. All features are illustrated with botanical drawings so that no knowledge of botanical terms is needed, basic knowledge of plant morphology, however, is helpful. The keys link to complete species descriptions on the Q-bank – Plants website. All species are well illustrated by photographs showing distinguishing characteristics or invaded sites. The key is regularly updated with new species and new photographs. Species that are imported in Europe as weeds in potplants are treated in a separate key. This key is also available in French and Dutch. Click here for more information.

Weed Identification keys (DVD version) updated to latest Lucid technology

Environmental Weeds of AustraliaSuburban and Environmental Weeds of South-East Queensland

Environmental Weeds of Australia (EWA) and Suburban and Environmental Weeds of South East Queensland (SEW) have now both been upgraded to use the latest Lucid JavaScript based technology. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is no longer required to run these keys.

Note: These updates only apply to users who have the DVD editions of these two keys.

For more information and to download the updates click here.

Lucid v3.6 Updated

Lucid v3.6

 

A new Lucid v3.6 update is now available. It adds extra features and corrects several minor bugs. Changes include:

JavaScript (browser) player – new features added

The following features that were included in the Java applet player (that is no longer supported) have recently been added to the replacement JavaScript player.

  • Shortcuts – this function, like the “Best” function, provides a quicker route to an identification. When Shortcuts is activated, the Player searches for features that, if answered, will provide an immediate shortcut to an identification.
  • Why discarded? – indicates those features responsible for a selected entity being discarded.
  • Expanding and collapsing features – This feature has been tweaked to be more in line with the previous Java player.
  • Ranked mode – Tip: Ranked mode (sorting entities on a percentage match) has been supported from the initial release of the JavaScript player, however the default export option is the discarded/remaining mode. You can set the Player to use the ranked (with percentage matched), by setting this in key’s options, via the Lucid Builders export dialog.

Lucid Builder v3.6

  • Saving – changes to the save process have been made to help prevent data loss if an unexpected error occurs. For example, disconnection of a network or USB drive. Or powerloss during the save process or a software bug.
  • Bug fixes & other changes – numerous minor bug fixes and enhancements have been completed. More detailed messages and improved dialogs for critical errors, if the unexpected occurs.

Click here to download the latest update

Lucid Workshop to be held in Canberra, Australia

A two-day training course for Lucid will be held in Canberra, Australia. October 30th – 31st 2017.

The course will focus on Lucid v3.6 and key construction. It will also cover preparing key media and materials along with deployment options such as the Lucid mobile platform. Fact Sheet Fusion will also be covered.

Workshop participants are also entitled to a 50% discount on Lucid, Fact Sheet Fusion and Phoenix!

Further details are available on the workshop information sheet (PDF).

Book your place now

Popular weed keys updated

Environmental Weeds of Australia  Suburban and Environmental Weeds of South-East Queensland

Environmental Weeds of Australia (EWA) and Suburban and Environmental Weeds of South East Queensland (SEW) have now both been upgraded to use the latest Lucid JavaScript based player technology. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is no longer required to run these keys.

Note: These updates only apply to users who have the DVD editions of these two keys.

For more information and to download these updates visit here on www.lucidcentral.org.

SPIKEY: An interactive key to Triodia spinifex grasses of the Pilbara, Western Australia Version

SPIKEY: An interactive key to Triodia spinifex grasses of the Pilbara, Western Australia

SPIKEY: An interactive key to Triodia spinifex grasses of the Pilbara, Western Australia is an interactive identification tool covering all of the hummock grasses (the genus Triodia) colloquially known as ‘spinifex’ that occur in the Pilbara bioregion and adjacent areas of Western Australia. This key covers a total of 28 species and one hybrid, about one-quarter of the species in the genus Triodia, using 28 features. This is an important update; about half of the species treated are recently described, and are not covered by earlier synopses of Triodia. Triodia are the dominant plants and a major restoration target in arid zone hummock grasslands, an ecosystem covering 18% of Australia, and correct identification is critical to successful restoration and rehabilitation. This app is intended to be used by land managers, rehabilitation practitioners, botanical consultants, seed collectors, identification botanists and anyone curious about Triodia.

Authors: Matthew D. Barrett, Benjamin M. Anderson, Kevin R. Thiele

Desktop Edition

http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/triodia/

Mobile Apps available at:

Google Play Store and Apple iTunes

Aquarium and Pond Plants of the World Update

Aquarium and Pond Plants of the WorldAquarium and Pond Plants of the World (http://idtools.org/id/appw) is currently undergoing a major update, nearly doubling the number of taxa included. The significantly expanded new edition will be called Aquatic Plants of the World, and it will be available as a Lucid Mobile App towards the end of 2017. The authors of Edition 3 are Shaun Winterton, Julia Scher, Jamie Burnett, and Amanda Redford.