Specimen Views
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The Specimen views include 17 data entry views for manipulating an individual specimen's properties, as well as two special views for showing Abstracts and for acting as an Internet Gateway.
Index to the Specimen Views
   Abstract view

The Abstract View is the place where all of your data for a single plant is brought together.   ......................................

   Identification view

The Identification View is used for all entries to identify the botanical, common and family names of the plant.   ......................................

   Life cycle view

The Life cycle view is used to describe the general stature, growth habit, and life cycle of the specimen.   ......................................

   Climate view

The Climate View is used by nurseries, gardeners, farmers, and horticulturists to identify the optimal growing conditions for a plant.   ......................................

   Garden view

The Garden View is used by botanical gardens and arboretum as well as by home gardeners, nurseries with stock plants and horticulturists with experimental beds to record the location and acquisition-related information for a plant.   ......................................

   Special qualities view

The Special qualities view is used by nurseries and gardeners to classify the ornamental properties, best uses and desirable qualities of a species.   ......................................

   Adverse factors view

The Adverse factors view is used by field guides, agricultural extensions and medicinal herbalists to record the dangerous properties of this plant.   ......................................

   Herbal medicine view

The Herbal medicine view is used to record the traditional and folkloric medicinal properties of this species.   ......................................

   Traditional uses view

The Traditional uses view provides special items for recording traditional and contemporary uses of this plant.   ......................................

   Cultivation view

The Cultivation View is used by crop growers to record best practices for good yields.   ......................................

   Nutrition view

The Nutrition View is used to record the fruit/nut/vegetable/flavoring characteristics of edible plants.   ......................................

   Biodiversity view

The Biodiversity View is used to record the historical and present geographical distribution of this species and its classification in native plant listings.   ......................................

   Leaf view

The Leaf View is used by botanists, registration authorities, and compilers of regional flora to precisely identify the leaves, leaflets, and their arrangement.   ......................................

   Flower view

The Flower View is used by botanists, registration authorities, and compilers of regional floras to precisely identify the flowers and inflorescences.   ......................................

   Features view

The Features View is used by botanists to describe the key characteristics of this plant other than leaves and flowers.   ......................................

   Horticulture view

The Horticulture View is used by registration authorities and horticulturists to record the genesis of a new botanical variety.   ......................................

   Herbarium view

The Herbarium View is used by herbaria to organize their collections of dried plant material.   ......................................

   Sketch view

The Sketch View shows a picture or drawing of the specimen (or herbaria sheet) if it exists.   ......................................

   Gateway view

The Gateway View provides an easy view port to World Wide Web pages of plant-related information.   ......................................

For an index to other topics see

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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