- Quick and easy identification of the family to which any plant, from anywhere in Australia or the Australian Island Territories, belongs (native or naturalised)
- Full or diagnostic descriptions of Australia's plant families, lists of genera and other notes on all families
- Over 1500 full-colour photographs or drawings showing representative species from all families
- Easy hyperlinked navigation between related families
- An illustrated glossary of terms is provided to assist with use of the guide
- 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: Fact sheets and images attached to items in Lucid v3.5 interactive key matrices may not display correctly due to updated operating systems and Java. To correct this issue, please download and run the updated installer, after installing your original product. Once downloaded, double-click on the .jar file to launch the update installer. If the .jar file extension is associated with any application other than Java they you may need to right-click on the file and use the "open with” function to launch the file using Java. Alternatively, from a command prompt run the following command:
java -jar filename.jar
for e.g. java -jar wattle_update_installer.jar
Once the updated installer is completed, you can then use the Families of Flowering Plants of Australia product.
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.