The "specimen available" checkbox
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What does the "specimen available" checkbox mean? The taxonomic checklist has a checkbox which indicates whether a specimen of the given type exists in your collection.  When a taxonomic name is checked, all higher ranking names are also checked. Checked items are also highlighted using a bold face font in the taxonomic hierarchy. This feature allows you to easily see the distribution and concentration of your specimen in relation to the whole plant kingdom.

This checkbox is automatically updated as you add new specimen to your collection.

The Specimen available checkbox
Here we can easily see that our collection contains three species under the class Cistopsida order Cistales.  They are split between two families: Cistaceae and Helianthemaceae.

The three specimen are:

Cistus ladaniferus (crimson spot rockrose)

Cistis salviifolius (sageleaf rockrose)

Helianthemum canadense (American sunrose) ........................................................

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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