Times have changed with images : 4 posts by 1 author.
Gone are the days when we used to take any posted plant at its face value and incorporate in our database as it is.
Insertion of images on large scale has changed all this.
Now any identified plant is prima facie verified with the inserted images and errors in identification is brought to the knowledge of the poster as well as the identifier for further discussions.
Further emphasis on correctly identifying each and every post, where ever feasible, while making genera pages has increased our accuracy.
Also we do not leave any stones unturned to ensure the correct identification of a new plant.
This has not only increased the accuracy of our darabase, but has given it an edge over other databases.
There is no doubt that good times are ahead of us.
We always learn and accordingly update our knowledge which is infact a good thing for our group.
Mistakes in identification is not a big deal unless we call an apple a mango.
For examples, a simple plant like Crepidium acuminatum has 14 heterotypic synonyms, all given by the big shots, but the plant is know by 15th name.
Microstylis biloba Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 20 (1830).
Microstylis wallichii Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 20 (1830).
Microstylis pierrei Finet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 54: 534 (1907).
Microstylis pierrei var. rotundata Finet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 54: 535 (1907).
Malaxis biloba (Lindl.) Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 122 (1908).
Microstylis trigonocardia Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 62 (1919).
Microstylis siamensis Rolfe ex Downie, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 368 (1925).
Malaxis acuminata var. biloba (Lindl.) Ames, Enum. Philipp. Apost.: 302 (1926).
Malaxis pierrei (Finet) Tang & F.T.Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 74 (1951).
Malaxis siamensis (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand, Orch. Thail. (Prelim. List): 150 (1959).
Malaxis wallichii (Lindl.) Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3: 128 (1962).
Malaxis acuminata f. biloba (Lindl.) Tuyama, Fl. E. Himal.: 443 (1966).
Malaxis allanii S.Y.Hu & Barretto, Chung Chi J. 13(2): 18 (1976).
Crepidium bilobum (Lindl.) Szlach. ex Lucksom, Orchids Sikkim N. E. Himalaya: 323 (2007).
As requested in past, multiple pics from multiple angles help a lot in proper identification if the photographer is not a trained botanist.
Yes, I agree with you, …
Well put up … All need to contribute detailed features of plants accordingly instead of posting only single image.
Yes, agree with you, …
True, it will improve the quality of the site; many species are variable, posting variations in each species is more helpful to identifiers.
That is what we are trying to do.