Botanists capture the key descriptive features of plant species
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Salvia involucrata

Surrounded with bracts

Tall herbaceous late summer bloomer.  Appears to be on the verge of something wonderful.

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"Karyn  says . . ."

Karyn is studying the leaf patterns and branching characteristics of short woody species.  "The variety of data that I can record for each species is great.  The Compleat Botanica should be useful to anyone doing plant research." 
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Q:  How do I see all plants with flowers of a particular color?

A:  Selecting plants by color is possible in two different ways.  You can chose specific colors or you can choose color groups.

Color groups allow you to easily choose a range of colors.  Each color is defined as belonging to a particular group.  When you choose to include plants belonging to that color group, your resulting filter will include all plants whose color matches any of the members of that group.

Choosing specific colors is also possible.  Just select which colors to include one by one.  see the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica for botanists
Record descriptive keys for underground parts, wood, bark, leaves, inflorescences, fruits and more.
Use simple relational database techniques to organize your data.
Filter and group your study areas using powerful and intuitive software tools.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports with photographs.


Features for botanists

  Finding data

  Iconic data



  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for botanists

Just a few of the data fields useful for botanists:

  Leaf shape

  Leaf apex

  Leaf margin

  Leaf base

  Flower sexuality

  Corolla form



  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Flower view.

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Frequently asked questions

  I need a database which will keep track of ancestry and progeny of hybrids in a manner similar to Family Tree by Broderbund.

A:  The Compleat Botanica allows you to track ancestry and progeny through the use of hyperlinks embedded in the free-form notes fields.  This feature allows you to make textual references to other specimen for any reason, not just for hybridization.

Although The Compleat Botanica does have a deep tree structure for displaying the taxonomic relationships between plant names, it is not quite the same as Family Tree.

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Tips . . .

  You can use the Pathfinder facility to find answers to questions about the software.

A:  You can use the Pathfinder facility to find answers to questions about the software. There are two basic approaches to using Pathfinder. If you simply want to browse through the available topics, use the tree-like table of contents in the left-hand window pane. Double-clicking any item with the green index symbol will display a list of related informational documents -- these are the items prefaced with the blue info symbol .

If you prefer to search for answers using the familiar search engine approach, you can type short phrases, questions, or keywords into the search box. Documents containing one or more of your keywords are listed in the results page inside the Pathfinder window. see the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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