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Plant Taxonomy Database

Plant Taxonomy Database

iOS iPhone Reference


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Complete plant taxonomy database. Over 10,000 scientific names, common names, and abbreviations of plants covering all major families.

This is an excellent pocket reference for plant taxonomy, especially for those in the field who need to quickly check a taxonomy term without web access.


- Accurate categorization of plants into families
- Add new plants, edit existing entries, rate entries
- "Favorites" and "My Plants" features let you save the most useful entries
- Powerful search
- "Common name" field
- Dual Categorization for plants that may belong to more than 1 family
- Previous/Next buttons allow you to quickly view additional items in a category


The content contained in this application comes from a variety of public domain sources, including US government websites, Wikipedia Commons, public university websites, and public domain data archives. To the best of our knowledge, the images and content used in this app can be used in commercial products without license restriction.

If you have questions about our use of this content, or if you believe that some of this content may be copyrighted, please contact Darren Gates (the author) at immediately. We take claims of copyright infringement very seriously, and will promptly remove any offending content.

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What's New

In version 1.1, the following new features have been added:

- "Shake" for a random entry. Just shake your mobile device to get a
random item from a random category.

- E-mail your entry to a friend (includes ability to CC and BCC your
e-mail). This feature requires an Internet connection.

- "View All" category lets you view all items in the database at once
(caution: it may take several seconds to display all of the items!)

- Multiple minor bug fixes to the category manager. Special thanks to
all users who provided crash reports to help fix this issue! :)

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