COMPUTER KEY FOR PLANTS

BIONEWSMGR at UK.AC.BIRMINGHAM.COMPUTER-CENTRE.VAX1 BIONEWSMGR at UK.AC.BIRMINGHAM.COMPUTER-CENTRE.VAX1
Tue Jun 9 06:35:00 EST 1992


In article <Tue.9Jun92.013832.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury>, ZWANG2@(Zhenqiang Wang) CA.UAlberta.ucs.vm 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.
>  

I haven't heard of MEKA - sorry.  There is a wild flower key for the UK.
It runs on the PC with a Windows 3.0 version under development and other
versions may follow (so the blurb says).  It will help identify 768 species
of British wild plants.  Grasses, sedges, rushes and conifers are not included.

It may be obtained through -

Flora project
Seale Hayne Faculty
Polytechnic South West
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6NQ
United Kingdom

phone (add the UK code from whereever to this number)  0626 325667


This was advertised on a flier in the British Ecological Society Bulletin a
month or two ago.  I haven't actually seen the software.

Is there a particular group of species you are looking for a key for or is
your interest in the software side of the keys itself?

Carole Sparke
University of Birmingham
UK
Email C.J.Sparke at bham.ac.uk

I haven't heard of MEKA - sorry.  There is a plant identification key produced
in the UK for wild flowers if that is any help.  It runs on a PC with a   




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