Identification of the Central African Orchid

Interactive keys and plant character data sets for selected Orchids genus or area are available for use and testing online or by downloading the specific application.

Unlike a traditional plant identification key that provides you with only two choices at each step (a dichotomous key), these keys let you select multiple characters simultaneously (polyclave key). This makes more character data available in the key and minimizes the number of steps it takes to identify a plant. The version of SLIKS used for this application was specifically designed for Microsoft Internet Explorer.

ONLINE VERSION: The application runs on-line in a new browser window and does not load any executable files onto your computer.

DOWNLOAD VERSION: The application runs off-line in your browser and does not load any executable files onto your computer. Please note that you will need to unzip/extract the zip file and copy all its files into a new folder to uncompress them. Then just click on the .html file with the name of the data set in your new folder to start the program. With newer versions of Internet Explorer, you can go to Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, Security, and check the box for "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" then Apply, in order to avoid repeated browser warnings on active content.

Taxonomic keys

+ Chamaeangis spp. (12 taxa) Online Download (ZIP archive, 525 ko)
+ Stolzia from central Africa (9 taxa) Online Download (ZIP archive, 525 ko)
+ Angraecum Sect. Pectinaria (5 taxa) ****** Soon available
+ Angraecum Sect. Dolabrifolia (4 taxa) ****** Soon available