Authors: Gwen Harden, Hugh Nicholson, Bill McDonald, Nan Nicholson, Terry Tame and John Williams
This USB is based on the earlier Red and Green Books. The key-shaped USB will be on a lanyard and inserted into a DVD-sized packet.
The interactive key includes 1 139 species of rainforest trees, shrubs and climbing plants, from Rockhampton to southern Victoria. Each species has a fact sheet that describes the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers and fruit. The distribution and rainforest type is outlined, and as to whether the species is native or introduced and whether it is listed as rare or threatened in any of the states. Each fact sheet includes line drawings and images of general and detailed features used in the identification process.
The features and states used in the key are described with attached diagrams and with hotlinks to species that show that particular detail.
General sections include how to use the key, hints on identifying rainforest plants, index of scientific and common names (listed separately), references, useful websites and an updated glossary.
- A Lucid-based interactive key and information system
- Features in the key include leaf, flower, fruit, seed and bark features as well as geographic distribution, rainforest type and plant family
- Mainland eastern Australia, south of Rockhampton through New South Wales to Victoria
- Coastal rainforest types to drier inland vine thickets
- Keys out and describes 1140 species of trees, shrubs, mistletoes and climbing plants
- Includes 104 species naturalized in rainforest, of which 33 are listed as ‘declared noxious weeds’
- Runs on Windows and Macs, read more on System Requirements
Over 11 000 images by Hugh Nicholson showing distinctive features for all species.
Photos: © Hugh Nicholson
Front cover photo: Callicarpa pedunculata
Back cover photos: (clockwise from top left) Sterculia quadrifida, Syzygium francisii, Austrobuxus swainii, Trichosanthes subvelutina, Dicksonia antarctica, Pittosporum multiflorum, Cynanchum carnosum, Polyosma cunninghamii, Archidendron muellerianum, Austrosteenisia glabristyla, Gaultheria appressa, Aidia racemosa, Diplocyclos palmatus Aubutilon oxycarpum.