A smartphone and tablet version of the interactive identification key to native orchids has been created.
This is now available for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucidcentral.mobile.nz_orchid and will soon be on the iTunes Store for iOS at https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/lucidmobile/id898685479.
This free app covers many plant characters for identifying native orchids, including leaves, flowers, habitats, and distribution. It is a complete install so it can be used in the field without Internet access.
The online PC/Mac version has also been updated at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants/native-orchid-key.
Key authors: Murray Dawson, Jeremy Rolfe, Kathleen Stewart, Jenny Dent, and Michael Pratt.
We thank members of the New Zealand Native Orchid Group (http://www.nativeorchids.co.nz) and the NatureWatch NZ project (http://naturewatch.org.nz/projects/new-zealand-native-orchids) for contributing images to this key.
The New Zealand TFBIS (Terrestrial & Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) Programme funded creation of this app.