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Postby DanielP » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:27 am

My Biology Class had a field trip the other week. We had to observe different plant species in quadrat sections and transect lines which we set up. We took photos of the different plant species and were later asked in class to identify each plant species however no one in our class has a clue on how to do this. Attached are the photos of each plant. Any help on identifying them will be greatly appreciated. I'm an Australian student and our field trip was at a creek flowing through Melbourne, Victoria. If you need pictures of leaves/flowers to specific plants, inquire to which plant you need the photo and I can go back and take photos.
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Any ideas on how to find which specific Eucalyptus tree this is? It was around 18 metres high.

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Is it an Acacia? If so, which species? 1-2 metres high.

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No idea what this is. Around half a metre high.
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Re: Field Trip Help

Postby DanielP » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:35 am

Next lot of photos...
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Not sure if it is the same Eucalyptus as the first one, however it is much smaller; around 4 metres high.

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A 25 cm shrub.

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I'm looking for what the yellow plant here is. There were a few blotches of it around the area we were studying. It was on the floor surface.
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Re: Field Trip Help

Postby DanielP » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:40 am

These next lot of photos are of different grass species that we have to identify.
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A species of clover?
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Grass type 2.
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Grass type 1, most abundant in that area.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:10 am

2) yeah, seem like something from Fabaceae

5) are you sure it's 2.5 meters? =-O

6) it's moss

7) yes, clover

8) some species from Liliaceae

9) definitely some Poaceae (grass), but hard to say which one from such picture of leaves only

All those pictures would need to be more detailed to be species-determined
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Postby DanielP » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:01 am

JackBean wrote:5) are you sure it's 2.5 meters? =-O

Five is about 25cm tall. Sorry about the typo.

What kind of pictures would you need specifically to find which kind of species each plant is. I know it's kind of absurd that our teacher expects us to find out exactly what species each plant from photos without her helping us out, but if there are any hints to how I could go about narrowing it down to a few species, or what kind of photos you'll need to find it out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for what you've got so far JackBean.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:48 pm

Well, you know, I basically know the common plants one could find in Czech Republic, as I'm native here, but I don't know the plants of Australia (well, not like to species, what you need), so you need to find some clever book, not sure, how is it called in English, but by which you can determine the plants.
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Postby DanielP » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:43 am

Cheers. I'll look into some books that observe Australian plants specifically. Thanks for the help.
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Postby JackBean » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:57 am

Sorry, I can't help more
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