Flowering plants of India's Notícias

11 de setembro de 2019

Low hanging fruit (and flowers) for identification

It's fabulous to see the id progress on the Flowering Plants of India project - nearly 8,000 observations at Research Grade now. That leaves about 15,000 observations in the 'needs id' pot, including a lot of leafy photos that will be harder to identify to species.

Sometimes - but far from always - when the photos for an observation include flowers, fruit or buds, this is marked up in the Annotations section.

That means its possible to query for observations that still need an initial id, or for the id to be confirmed, and which are more likely to have diagnostic features to help the identifier. There are only 636 of these just now. It'd be great to get them fully identified!

This link will take you to these observations (hiding the ones that you personally have already reviewed)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=flowering-plants-of-india&term_id=12&place_id=6681

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Other ways to help improve this set for other identifiers
- add the annotation when you see a flower or fruit photo that hasn't been tagged
- mark up obviously planted individuals as 'not wild' in the Data Quality Assessment (see also previous news item)

Publicado em 11 de setembro de 2019, 09:31 AM por lera lera | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

10 de julho de 2019

Planted in India

One of the issues that we are coming across with this effort to improve the data on wild flowering plants is that a lot of observations of plants that are planted (not naturally occurring) still need to be tagged. iNaturalist rules that even exotic species are eligible for Research Grade, but only if they have spread themselves (eg the seedling of a planted tree). There are quite a few planted specimens turning up as Research Grade in iNaturalist.

Of course, it's fine to add these observations, they just need to be tagged appropriately.

If as an identifier, you are marking up an observation of a pot plant or a street tree as 'not wild', it would be super if you also point the users to the new project - e.g. "Your observation will appear in the new project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/planted-in-india , where users can help one another to identify garden and house plants, street trees, crops and so on. Please do feel free to join. "

Publicado em 10 de julho de 2019, 09:55 PM por lera lera | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

11 de junho de 2019

Identifications in Flowering Plants of India

A particular thank you to those who have been identifying observations within this India collection project. There's a pressing need for help identifying plant species records here - thank you so much for helping others with their understanding of the flora and in the progress towards Research Grade records for GBIF.

Publicado em 11 de junho de 2019, 04:47 PM por lera lera | 13 comentários | Deixar um comentário

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