Q-bank interactive image-driven identification keys of invasive alien plants
Q-bank is a database on quarantine pests (including invasive alien plants). Interactive image-driven identification keys have been developed for invasive alien plants. The following electronic identification keys have been developed and are freely available:
- Keys for the identification of seeds in animal feed: this key helps to identify seeds as contaminants in birdseed ingredients and seeds of quarantine weeds for the Russian Federation;
- Keys for the identification of weeds in bonsai plants: these keys help users identifying weeds as contaminants in imported bonsai plants;
- Keys for the identification of seedlings of invasive alien plants;
- Keys for the identification of invasive alien terrestrial plants: these keys help users to identify invasive terrestrial plants which may be found in the agricultural and natural environment.
The keys provide drawings to be selected on the shape of the seed, its outline, colouration, appendages, hairs, etc. Once these parameters have been selected, the keys propose pictures of seeds of species which match the selection.
Q-bank, Links to interactive identification keys. http://www.q-bank.eu/Plants/DefaultInfo.aspx?Page=IdentInfo