About & Pics

Description

Pl@ntNet is an application that allows you to identify plants simply by photographing them with your smartphone. Very useful when you don't have a botanist on hand! Pl@ntNet is also a great citizen science project: all the plants you photograph are collected and analysed by scientists around the world to better understand the evolution of plant biodiversity and to better preserve it.

Pl@ntNet allows you to identify and better understand all kinds of plants living in nature: flowering plants, trees, grasses, conifers, ferns, vines, wild salads or cacti. Pl@ntNet can also identify a large number of cultivated plants (in parks and gardens) but this is not its primary purpose. We especially need Pl@ntNet’s users to inventory the wild plants, those that you can observe in nature of course but also those that grow on the sidewalks of our cities or in the middle of your vegetable garden!

The more visual information you give to Pl@ntNet about the plant you are observing, the more accurate the identification will be. There are indeed many plants that look alike from afar and it is sometimes small details that distinguish two species of the same genus. Flowers, fruits and leaves are the most characteristic organs of a species and it is them that should be photographed first. But any other detail can be useful, such as thorns, buds or hair on the stem. A photograph of the whole plant (or the tree if it is one!) is also very useful information, but it is often not sufficient to allow a reliable identification.

At present Pl@ntNet makes it possible to recognize about 20,000 species. We are still a long way from the 360,000 species living on earth, but Pl@ntNet is getting richer every day thanks to the contributions of the most experienced users among you. Don't be afraid to contribute yourself! Your observation will be reviewed by the community and may one day join the photo gallery illustrating the species in the application.

The new version of Pl@ntNet released in January 2019 includes many improvements and new features:
-The ability to filter recognized species by genus or family.
-The differentiated data revision that gives more weight to users who have demonstrated the most skills (in particular the number of species observed, validated by the community).
-The re-identification of shared observations, whether yours or those of other users of the application.
-The multi-flora identification that allows you to search for the photographed plant in all the flora of the application and not only in the one you have selected. Very useful when you are not sure what flora to look for.
-The selection of your favorite floras to access them more quickly.
-The navigation at different taxonomic levels in image galleries.
-The mapping of your observations.
-Links to many factsheets.

The web version of the application is also available at the following address: https://identify.plantnet-project.org/

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Feb 15, 2013 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 8 months, on average.

May 09
2019
(Current)
Version 3.0.1

The new version of Pl@ntNet includes many improvements and new features:
-Ability to filter recognized species by genus or family
-Differentiated data revision that gives more weight to users who have the most skills
-Re-identification of shared observations
-Multi-flora identification to search for the plant in all the floras
-Selection of your favorite floras
-Navigation at different taxonomic levels in image galleries
-Mapping of your observations
-Links to many factsheets

Apr 04
2019
Version 3.0.0

The new version of Pl@ntNet includes many improvements and new features:
-Ability to filter recognized species by genus or family
-Differentiated data revision that gives more weight to users who have the most skills
-Re-identification of shared observations
-Multi-flora identification to search for the plant in all the floras
-Selection of your favorite floras
-Navigation at different taxonomic levels in image galleries
-Mapping of your observations
-Links to many factsheets

Feb 03
2016
Version 1.0.8

iOS 9 compatibility.
Improve pictures management.
Improve identification algorithm.

Nov 10
2015
Version 1.0.7

- Improved stability
- New language available: German
- Replace camera
- New identification algorithm

May 29
2014
Version 1.0.6

- Make your own determination of the observed species from the sharing page.
- Share your observations on Facebook and Twitter.
- New languages available: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
- In the results page, for a selected species, you can access all species of its family or genus.

Jan 31
2014
Version 1.0.5

- You can now filter by taxonomy families
- Add a zoom and gallery view on the species details page
- Add a manual focus on the camera

Oct 23
2013
Version 1.0.4

- New IOS 7 design
- Fix some bugs

Sep 16
2013
Version 1.0.3

- Displays the total number of images and species in the explorer
- Improved tutorial
- Improves the speed of contribution
- Requests are not automatically saved
- Fixed bugs
- Fixed a bug making the application crash at launch

May 19
2013
Version 1.0.2

News:

- Addition of a tutorial at the startup.
- Addition of common names, with a maximum of two names by species.
- Addition of links to web pages for eFlore (electronic flora of the Tela Botanica network) and wikipedia.
- Auto-completion of names for the contributions.

Bug fixes:

- Connection by email.

Feb 26
2013
Version 1.0.1

- Bug fixes
- Interface graphics improvements

Feb 15
2013
Version 1.0

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