Utilities page

This part of the site enables the user to extract information from the database in various ways.

Plant name search details

This section describes in detail the search facility on the home page which may be used to search for a plant name.

Latin names at all taxonomic levels (i.e. families, genera, species and names of lower taxa) may be searched for as well as vernacular names.

Cultivated plants are included in the search; those that are purely cultivated are indicated in the results.

Search terms entered must be at least 4 characters long; searching for a 3-letter word will produce no results. Complete words must be entered; searching for parts of words will produce no results (e.g. searching for 'brachy' will not find 'brachystegia'). If more than two words are entered, the search will return all plant names containing at least one of the words. The search is not case-sensitive.

Summary of records

This first batch of programs produces totals of the non-blank records in each of the main data tables. They are therefore a crude measure of progress to date:

Date information

This program produces the total number of records from each date.

Summarise records by date

Extract a list of records from a particular date:

Enter date: YYYY, MM, DD in boxes from left to right

Grid reference converter

This program converts a 6-figure grid reference to latitude and longitude.

Enter Grid Reference: e.g. UR031329

QDS information

Total number of records for each QDS

Total number of distinct species recorded for each QDS

Extract a list of records from a particular quarter degree square:

Enter QDS: (e.g. 1731C1)

Map all records by QDS

Spot character information

This program produces the total number of records for each spot character.

Summarise species records by spot character

Records by country of origin

This program produces the total number of records split by country of origin

Summarise species records by country

Records by recorder

This program produces the total number of records by each recorder

Summarise species records by recorder

Location information

Display map showing all locations

Total number of records at each location

Total number of distinct species recorded at each location

Search for a particular place name

This enables the user to search the database for any place name (e.g. 'Alexandra' or 'Charmwood'). Only places within Zimbabwe are searched.

Enter place name(s):

Photographer information

Summarise images by Photographer

List vernacular names

alphabetically by family

alphabetically by genus

alphabetically by species

Random species

Generate a random species

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Utilities page.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/index.php, retrieved 27 May 2024

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