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AusGrass

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AusGrass

Grasses of Australia

Revised Edition

ABRS Identification Series

D Sharp   Australian Biological Resources Study
BK Simon   Queensland Environmental Protection Authority

Illustrations, Photographs
Publishers: CSIRO PUBLISHING / Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)


    Flash Drive - March 2014
ISBN: 9781486301980 - AU $120.00

 
 
AusGrass is the largest and most comprehensive identification guide to a plant group ever published. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5. Using either interactive or dichotomous keys, AusGrass enables quick and accurate identification of any of the 1323 species of grass, native or naturalised, growing wild in Australia. This powerful identification tool can be used with living plants or dry specimens, even when they are not in flower or fruit.

Provides an easy-to-use interface with comprehensive fact sheets for each species, including a botanical description, notes on distribution and taxonomy, as well as images including diagnostic line drawings, scanned specimens, photographs and stereomicrographs.

This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5. For instructions on the use of the USB Flash Drive please view instructions. This software is for personal use only.

For site licences please contact: publishing.sales@csiro.au or call 1300 788 000. Software remains a property of Lucid. Lucid is a trademark of the University of Queensland.

For queries contact http://www.lucidcentral.com/
 
 

 AusGrass is the largest and most comprehensive identification guide to a plant group ever published. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5. Using either interactive or dichotomous keys, AusGrass enables quick and accurate identification of any of the 1323 species of grass, native or naturalised, growing wild in Australia. This powerful identification tool can be used with living plants or dry specimens, even when they are not in flower or fruit.

Provides an easy-to-use interface with comprehensive fact sheets for each species, including a botanical description, notes on distribution and taxonomy, as well as images including diagnostic line drawings, scanned specimens, photographs and stereomicrographs.

This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5.

 

 
  • Interactive identification of many grasses to subspecies or variety
  • Fast navigation between taxa using hyperlinks
  • Over 4000 photographs and illustrations, including more than 1400 maps
  • Browse species by species name, genus name, common name or synonym
  • Comprehensive glossary of terms and an extensive list of references
  • More than 220 characters to aid accurate identification
System Requirements
  • Java Virtual Machine v1.4.2 or greater
  • Windows 2000(SP3)/XP/VISTA/Win7/Win8 (32 or 64 bit editions of Windows are supported); Macintosh OS X 10.4 or greater; Linux that supports J2RE, such as Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu; Solaris 7, 8, 9 or 10
  • Note: Please note that Lucid will run under Windows 98/ME/NT4 however these are unsupported platforms
  • System memory: Windows 256MB RAM (512MB or greater recommended); Macintosh/Linux/Solaris 512MB or greater
  • Screen Resolution: Minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Web browser: Java-enabled web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.


Prior to installation of the product please ensure you have installed the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The latest version of Java can be obtained free from www.java.com.

NOTE: Web pages such as fact sheets attached to items in Lucid v3.5 interactive key matrices may be considered pop-ups by certain browsers (such as Internet Explorer (IE) when clicked on by users. If your browser blocks these popups, in your browser's internet settings you should allow pop-ups for this Lucid tool. Additionally, Internet Explorer may block "active content" on web pages or interactive keys. To allow active content, in Internet Explorer, under Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab, Security category, the box next to the setting: "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" should be checked.

For more information on the Lucid Player, contact Lucidcentral.com.
 

 AusGrass will be an invaluable tool for taxonomists, ecologists, agricultural extension officers, weed managers, Landcare and Bushcare coordinators, environmental consultants, or anyone with an interest in Australian grasses. 

 "AusGrass software and user's guide bring grass identification within reach of non-specialists, and are well worthwhile for specialists too. . . the most powerful identification tool available for Australian grasses."
Graeme Lorimer, Biosphere Pty Ltd, Australia (Austral Ecology v.29, 2004)

"AusGrass is comprehensive, innovative, user-friendly, data rich, and full of illustrations and photos - over 4 000, including 1 4000 maps. . . Biodiversity has a new friend with interactive keys, and AusGrass reflects how far this technology has advanced."
TAXON v.52 no.2, May 2003

“The program was easy to install and use, and I enjoyed the challenge of learning about the names and functions of the various parts of grass plants.”
Grassland Society of Victoria Newsletter November 2002

"AusGrass is another excellent and inspiring product from Australia. . . . All in all I find AusGrass very easy and user-friendly to move around in and to use and I wish to congratulate and thank the authors and all those involved for a great piece of work."
L Fish, National Herbarium, Pretoria, South Africa (South African Journal of Botany v.69 no.3, 2003)

 

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