This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Pl@ntNet is an image sharing and retrieval application for the identification of plants.
It is developed by scientists from four French research organisations (Cirad, INRA, Inria and IRD), and the Tela Botanica network, with the financial support of Agropolis fondation.
Among other features, this free app helps identifying plant species from photographs, through a visual recognition software. Plant species that are well enough illustrated in the botanical reference database can be easily recognized.
This app works on different territories, the species list is available through the application. The number of species and the number of images used by the application evolve with contributions of end users to the project.
It doesn’t allow the identification of ornamental plants. It works even better than the pictures submitted are focused on one organ. Pictures of tree leaves on uniform background provide the most relevant results.
If you correctly identify a species, you can participate to the project by submitting your observation with the "contribution" button. These contributions subject to a moderation process will be validated collaboratively.
To find this application on the web, go to the following link:
What's New in Version 1.0.8
iOS 9 compatibility.
Improve pictures management.
Improve identification algorithm.
This app definitely helps identify plants. I feel as though this app could be on the verge of something much bigger. As the database increases, I am sure this will be the number 1 app to go to. Some improvements could be:
- being able to comment on the new organism.
- being able to verify a new species that you have entered.
All in all, I very good app with potential to get much bigger.
Love the idea but when I take a photo of a plant it doesn't tell me what the plant is. The app shows a lot of other plants instead
Please add Australia as a 'project' so we can start uploading photos and identifying!
- Category: Education
- Updated: 03 February 2016
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 25.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: CTRE COOP INTERNAT RECHERCHE AGRO DEV
- © 2013-2016 Cirad, INRA, Inria, IRD and Tela Botanica
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.