Eucalypts are the dominant trees in Australia. Consequently, they play significant roles in the landscape, in the ecology of our land, in forestry, in apiculture and in horticulture.
EUCLID provides complete descriptions of 934 species and subspecies of Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus plus an interactive identification key using Lucid software. It covers all Australian States and Territories. Over twelve thousand images are used to assist interpretation of species features and the species themselves as well as their geographic distribution.
This innovative application makes identification a breeze. The process begins by choosing from simple characteristics of the eucalypt you are trying to identify. For example, answer questions such does it have rough or smooth bark, leaf shapes and flower types. If you’re not sure what to look at next the Lucid application can even recommend features to guide you through to the fastest identification possible. EUCLID is a treasure-trove of information. The application brings together beautifully illustrated features states to help visualise your choices as well as fact sheets and images of every species – all at your fingertips.
The App edition of EUCLID still functions without an internet connection, making it especially valuable for people working in the field.
Bugfix to prevent a crash when using search under iOS 12 and earlier
Ratings and Reviews
A superb resource
I use this app daily and find it invaluable. That is not to say that it’s perfect. I fully concur with a previous review - the splashscreen takes too long to clear, the user interface can seem clunky, and there are numerous small glitches in the text (typos or inconsistencies in the use of species names, of which E. pilligaensis / E. woollsiana is an example). However, these issues are minor. The task is immense and so is the volume of text hidden within the app. The function that I find most useful, searching directly by species names or keywords, is accessed inelegantly by launching a Lucid search (Identify) and proceeding to Remaining Species without entering characters. Surely this search could be included on the entry screen, maybe with the fact sheet. Perhaps my greatest concern with this app, however, is the potential for inconsistent support from CSIRO and sponsoring organisations. It needs ongoing curation to update taxonomy, correct those little errors and to improve functionality. All up, well done to the developers. Don’t stop now.
Very expensive but excellent reference
Impressive app, the information is 5 stars but the app implementation and user experience needs a little work. Love the offline downloads for field identification. Would love an option to search by species or common name rather than scrolling the alphabetical listing of fact sheets. Also handy feature would be to narrow search by flowering month or season. The splash screen takes too long to clear, and there’s no way to skip it.
Great app. Good value.
Easy to use. Tested on five known Tas species - easy results.
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- Identic Pty. Ltd.
- 120.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11 or later.
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- © 2020 CANBR
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.