COMPUTER KEY FOR PLANTS

Warren L Kovach wlk at aber.ac.uk
Tue Jun 9 05:51:43 EST 1992


In article <9206090035.AA10811 at gserv1> ZWANG2 at CA.UAlberta.ucs.vm (Zhenqiang Wang) writes:
>Does anybody know where I can get a key program for plant identification?
>I've heard a program called MEKA, however I don't know where and how to
>get it.  Any pointer is appreciated.

MEKA was written by Tom Duncan & Chris Meacham at Berkeley.  I've used an
old version of it (1986), but don't know if it's been updated.  It's a very
useful program.  It is a multiple entry key, so you type in the characters
that fit your unknown plant, and it comes up with all groups that fit those
characters.

The data that come with it only key out to families, but
it is expandable and someone may have written some more detailed keys for it.

The authors are on e-mail as tdunc at ucleps.berkeley.edu and 
meacham at violet.berkeley.edu

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