Wild Plants of Sydney 
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Interactive Atlas and Field Guide to Plants of the Sydney Region
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Desktop versions run on USB Flash Drives with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP
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Wild Plants of Sydney and surrounds (WPSyd) in an easy-to-use desktop guide to the vascular plants of Sydney and surrounding hilsides and coast, an area of about 20,000 km2.  It contains descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this area.  It comes on, and runs from, a USB Flash Drive so it is completely portable and can be installed in less than a minute on any modern Windows-based computer (XP, Vista, 7 and 8).  The web-based version can be accessed from any web-linked computer and have been tested on the five major browsers.  

There are three basic functions for WPSyd for which the software and database structures are optimised.

Looking up a plant species  
The package shows, at a glance, the names, classification and conservation status of about 4000 vascular plant species recorded for the area.  Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs.  You can find the names by typing in a scientific name or a common name, you can even enter an old, out of date name and there is a good chance the correct species will be found.  [More]

Find the distribution of any species
Once you have found the species you are looking for you may, with a single mouse-click, plot its distribution - as a series of grids - on a map of the region.  These maps can be printed or exported as high-quality vector images for desktop publication and sharing with colleagues. [More]

Finding all plant species for any area 
You may load any of the maps and, using simple point-and-click methods, determine an area on that map to search (using one or more of the data-holding grids).  Clicking a search button will find all the species recorded for that area and the date of the most recent record.  The resulting list can then be printed, exported or queried further.   [More]