Archivos de Diario para septiembre 2019

11 de septiembre de 2019

Low hanging fruit (and flowers) for identification

It's fabulous to see the id progress on the Flowering Plants of India project - nearly 8,000 observations at Research Grade now. That leaves about 15,000 observations in the 'needs id' pot, including a lot of leafy photos that will be harder to identify to species.

Sometimes - but far from always - when the photos for an observation include flowers, fruit or buds, this is marked up in the Annotations section.

That means its possible to query for observations that still need an initial id, or for the id to be confirmed, and which are more likely to have diagnostic features to help the identifier. There are only 636 of these just now. It'd be great to get them fully identified!

This link will take you to these observations (hiding the ones that you personally have already reviewed)


Other ways to help improve this set for other identifiers
- add the annotation when you see a flower or fruit photo that hasn't been tagged
- mark up obviously planted individuals as 'not wild' in the Data Quality Assessment (see also previous news item)

Anotado en septiembre 11, miércoles 09:31 por lera lera | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de septiembre de 2019

Introduced plant species (establishment status)

Following @siddarthmachado bringing to our attention a 2008 paper* listing introduced plant species in India, we have updated the India checklist with all the species from this report (covers both cultivated and invasive)!

To see what species are on the checklist for India with an establishment status of "introduced", have a look at

An introduced flag will show on observations identified as these species in India.

Please feel free to add any introduced species not included in the Reddy list, preferably including a note on your reference source.

Many thanks to @matthewlewis896 who updated the list.

*Reddy et al. available at

Anotado en septiembre 23, lunes 15:51 por lera lera | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario