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How to move a photo to the desired taxon?
online plant identification guide
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Quite often, plants and lichens on photos uploaded to Plantarium are unidentified, either identified incorrectly or incompletely (for example, to a genus or family). If you identified or know what is shown in the photo, then the image needs to be transferred to the corresponding taxon. Why "transfer"? The fact is that the site already has a ready-made list of taxa (species, genera, families, etc.), which includes almost all wild-growing and a significant part of cultivated plants growing on the territory of the former USSR. Thus, you just need to indicate which taxon the photographed plant belongs to, and the photo will be automatically provided with Latin and Russian names (if they have already been added; and if not, you can do it).
If you were able to identify an unidentified plant only up to a genus or family, you can move the image to the corresponding taxon of the supraspecific level. Likewise, if you see that a species is identified incorrectly, but you cannot say for sure what kind of species it really is, the photo can also be transferred to the genus or family.
The image transfering includes three main stages:
Let's consider them step by step (if you don't want to read, see the pictures).
1. Opening the photo transfer form
2. Specifying the target taxon
In the field in the "Moving the image" form
Instead of the name, you can enter ID — the identifier (unique number) of the taxon on "Plantarium"; you can take it from the taxon page address (for example, in https://www.plantarium.ru/lang/en/page/view/item/28724.html ID is 28724).
The button allows you to erase the last word in the input field.
If several taxa are found
If the site database contains more than one taxon with a suitable name, you will see a list of such taxa. Click on the desired name to proceed with the transfer.
If the taxon is not found
If it was not possible to find the desired species by the Latin name (and even by the synonyms you know), this means that it is absent in the site database. In this case, it is necessary to transfer the photo to the genus or other taxon of the supraspecific level (if there is no genus, to the family, etc.). In this case, on the transfer confirmation page (see below) you need to enable the "Taxon is absent in database" checkbox and add the Latin name of the species and the author of this name to the image.
3. Transferring the photo to the taxon
At the last stage, you will be taken to the photo transfer confirmation page. If the transferred photo is grouped with other images, then all of them will be shown here and moved together.
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