EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/178

Q-bank electronic keys

Recently 5 electronic identification keys for plants in Q-bank have been updated to include new species and new photographs. These electronic keys have been discussed in the EPPO Bulletin 43(2) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/epp.12035/full). The electronic keys include: invasive aquatic plants; invasive terrestrial plants; seeds; seedlings; and weeds in bonsai plants and in the case of the latter, the key has been extended. Until recently only weeds from pot plants originating from China were covered, but following an extensive study on weeds in pot plants originating from Central America, new species have now been included in the key. Currently this key includes 134 species, which are illustrated by some 1000 photographs. The key can be found at http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/invasieven/Web_EN_Bonsaiweeds/Weeds_in_bonsai.html and a list of species treated in the 5 keys can be consulted at http://www.q-bank.eu/Plants/DefaultInfo.aspx?Page=keys-and-species.


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