Kevin Faccenda Curator

Joined: Sep 04, 2016 Last Active: May 17, 2021 iNaturalist

I'm a botanist with most of my experience in Pennsylvania, but currently living in Hawai'i while I work towards my PhD in Botany. I have general knowledge of most plant diversity and a specific interest in grasses, and sedges. Feel free to tag me to ask for any sort of ID.

I'm slowly trying to learn all the plants which exist in Hawai'i but the diversity here is incredible. I'm starting with the ferns as there are only about 200 species in the state (compared to ~1000 native flowering plants and ~1600 introduced flowering plant species)

Useful links:
Things which have conflicts in their ID's
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?per_page=60&taxon_id=47126&place_id=11&identifications=most_disagree
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?per_page=60&taxon_id=47126&place_id=11&identifications=some_agree

Things which have NEVER been ID'd (solves the annoying problem of bacteria and viruses showing up as "unknown")
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?per_page=60&iconic_taxa=unknown&order_by=random&order=asc&identified=false
Finds observations ID'd by me have put a certain species even if it's not the community taxon
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=true&ident_taxon_id=122710&ident_user_id=kevinfaccenda
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?ident_user_id=kevinfaccenda
https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?user_id=kevinfaccenda&category=maverick
https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019/kevinfaccenda
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/add-a-toggle-in-the-identify-filter-menu-to-search-by-active-id/14780
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-use-inaturalists-search-urls-wiki/63
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=true&quality_grade=casual&ident_user_id=kevinfaccenda

Distinguishing P. suberosa from P. pallida
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66810146
Distinguishing Euphrobia prostrata and maculata
https://www.inaturalist.org/guide_taxa/354764

key to some hawaiian grasses
http://www.aecos.com/CPIE/GrassKey_Page_1.html
key to hawaiian ferns
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/ferns_of_the_hawaiian_islands/ferns-of-the-hawaiian-islands.html
plants of haleakala
https://www.nps.gov/hale/learn/nature/upload/Crater-Aeolian-Desert_small-1.pdf

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