Upcoming Lucid Keys and Apps

Wattle: Acacias of Australia is currently being upgraded and will be released as a Lucid mobile app early next year.

Snake Id mobile app. This new app is almost ready for release and is undergoing final testing.

Tomato, capsicum, chilli and eggplant: A field guide for the identification of insect pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in Australia and Cambodia by the NSW Department of Primary industries, will be released as a Lucid mobile app early next year.

Insect orders Lucid mobile app has undergone an upgrade, adding additional information and fact sheets.

New and updated Lucid Keys

Sugarcane white grubs Key to the white grub adults and larvae
http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/sugarcane_white_grubs/
Key to the Afrotropical Silky Lacewings Key to the Afrotropical Silky Lacewings (Insecta: Neuroptera: Psychopsidae)
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/Afrotropical_Psychopsidae/
Key to the weeds in imported bonsai plants in Europe Key to the weeds in imported bonsai plants in Europe
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/bonsai/
Key to the invasive terrestrial plants in Europe Key to the invasive terrestrial plants in Europe
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_terrestric_plants/
Seeds of invasive plants Seeds of invasive plants
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_seeds/
Seedlings of invasive plants Seedlings of invasive plants
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_seedlings/
An interactive key to the troglobitic invertebrates of Brazil An interactive key to the troglobitic invertebrates of Brazil
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/troglobitic_invertebrates/
Pacific Pests and Pathogens v6 Pacific Pests and Pathogens Version 6
Another update to this popular app has been released. 50 more fact sheets have been added. Version 6 of the app now contains 350 fact sheets.

Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucidcentral.mobile.pacific_pests&hl=en

Apple iOShttps://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pacific-pests-and-pathogens/id903244644?mt=8

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.

Snakes of Western and Central Africa (Authors: Kate Jackson and Eric Hsu)

Snakes of Western and Central AfricaThrough the use of 39 different characters, this key will return matching identifications among 62 genera of snakes from Central and Western Africa. The countries included in the region are Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Note: No add-ons or Java required to use this key. Click here to start this key.

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.

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