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There are two main products in development at the moment. Both are oriented towards providing plant information.
Go to the Plants Directory: Volume 1, Northeast NSW information page   The Plants Directory: Volume 1, Northeast NSW.
Go to the Orchidopaedia Volume 1 information page   The Orchidopaedia: Volume 1 - Genera information.

I must advise that our software is only available on CD rom, and currently is optimised for Windows and DOS machines.
Macintosh users will be pleased also - the main part on each disc is programmed so they can use it too!
The minimum requirements are a 2x CDrom and a system running a browser of HTML version 3 or better, with Java enabled. This is a pretty much the standard setup for Windows9x and WindowsNT. Windows 3.1 users should download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer for your system. It is unlikely that you are not already suitably equipped if you are viewing this page.


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The Plants Directory - Check it out!The Plants Directory:
Go to The Plants Directory: Volume 1, Northeast NSW information page     Volume 1, Northeast NSW.

A series of framed pages presenting information about all the vascular plants occurring in the northeastern part of New South Wales. That is the NSW North Coast, Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes botanical subdivisions - an area bounded by a line west from Newcastle to the Warrumbungles, then north along the Newell Highway to the Queensland border.

In total, the volume has in excess of 7000 pages of information.
Almost 4900 distinct taxa (species and subspecies) are covered: about 1000 are naturalised non-locals, the balance are indigenous native species. The text is presentated for each species under the general headings of

If relevant, there are also topics covering
    » synonyms,
    » rarity and significance (such as listing in the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act schedules); and any
    » ethnobotany (human uses) recorded of the species.

Imagery is given of about 1500 species in a page adjacent to the text.
Each genus is also covered with a separate page of text, with imagery if available.

The disc is available at $110 (Australian) each.
Given that there are 4900 taxa, you are paying about 2 cents per species - now that's cheap in anyone's language!

Navigation is easy, with the species listed in a number of indexes (by scientific name, by epithet, by common name and by synonym, and by family. All covered genera are listed alphabetically beside their frame by both accepted name and all available synonyms. Manoeverability is the simple 'point and click' style with which you have become familiar from surfing the 'net.

Annual upgrades to that year's edition will only cost registered users $50 if purchased within 6 months of being notified of its release. Each edition will have more imagery and updated text information. New editions will be released each year.

BIG NEWS! There is a section where Windows® users will be able to run queries in the database to produce lists of species suiting their conditions and even use it to identify specimens they have.

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The Orchidopaedia - Check it out!go to the Orchidopaedia Volume 1 information page     The Orchidopaedia series.
Volume 1 - The genera descriptions.

A series of framed pages presenting information about all the natural genera of orchids and all of the intergeneric hybrids up to 2002 - almost 2000 in total (1016 are natural genera).

Over 400 of the genera are given with at least one image - and often more to show variety or special features.

Each of the 1016 genera text pages contains information about

  • Features such as habit and identifying characters
  • Distribution
  • The author, publication and source of the name (etymology)
  • The relationships it shows to other orchid genera, and genera to which it has some physical similarity
  • Synonyms by which it may also be known

All genera are fully cross referenced - where they are named on a page that name is a link to show the other genus.

A variety of indexes are provided, including by the accepted name and any synonyms, as well as by the relationships they show to each other, the form and habit, and the geographical region in which they occur.

Also, where an image is given for the genus, that image is given as a 100 pixel thumbnail image in the alphabetical index to let you see what it looks like.

All of the accepted Intergeneric Hybrid Genera (produced until the start of 2002) are also presented with an individual page for each covering the composition of it, with links to the various component genera and thumbnails images of them if available.

An extensive glossary is given, with cross references from the text, and all cited references are also cross referenced.

Navigation is easy, with the indexes listing all genera, and manoeverability is the simple 'point and click' style with which you have become familiar from surfing the net.

All this for only $80 (Australian) each. That's less than 10 cents per genus!

linkAnd there's more... Order 5 disks, and get them for the cost of 4!

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