NZ Native Orchid Key smartphone app

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.

Posted by murray_dawson murray_dawson, November 27, 2015 02:51 AM

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Great news Murray, can you please let us know when the iOS one is live?

Posted by parkecology over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Hi Tim - the iOS version was submitted to iTunes Friday afternoon, and I believe that it takes a day or two to go through their approval process. I thought of your previous comments to me when making the final cut of surplus images, trying to keep the key to a modest size, although there are still many pics covering the variation and tag names in the Nematoceras (Corybas) aggregates. Cheers, Murray

Posted by murray_dawson over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by murray_dawson over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Thanks Murrray
Good job keping it under 100mb.
Cheers Tim

Posted by parkecology over 1 year ago (Flag)

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