Louisiana Plant Identification
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::: Coming Attractions ::: The code which helps to display the iPIX 360-degree interactive images has become hopelessly depricated. This site went 'live' for the first time in 2003. Times have changed. Work will be ongoing to bring the functionality of these useful images up-to-date. Just keep checking back.

Range maps will be added to the species pages, as well as links to source sites (such as ITIS, USDA Plant database, and others). Image updates are forthcoming on the species pages as I work my way through the backlog. Many more "Zoomified" images will be added. And at some point, we will finish the text descriptions for the virtual tour site pages and complete the descriptions on individual species pages.

::: What's New :::
Working through the backlog of images and updating taxonomic changes:

16 October 2018
  • correction: added Smilax smallii (lance-leaf greenbrier). Previously listed as Smilax lanceolata)
12 May 2017
26 July 2016
10 May 2016
9 November 2015
26 October 2015
3 September 2015
April 2015
updating taxomoic changes to species names and family assignments
September 2014
  1. Added instructions for correcting Java issues with iPIX images: Getting Security Errors When Loading Java Applets
August 2014
  1. updated scientific name for candleberry from Sebastiania ligustrina to Ditrysinia fruticosa
July 2014
  1. updated species name for mockernut hickory from Carya tomentosa to Carya alba
  2. Additional images to species Fagaceae (oaks)
  3. updated Best Recognition Features (BRFs) on Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
June 2014: Additional images to species in Junglandaceae (hickories) and Fagaceae (oaks).
  1. hickories:
    • Carya aquatica (water hickory)
    • Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
    • Carya glabra (pignut hickory)
    • Carya illinoinensis (sweet pecan)
    • Carya x lecontei (bitter pecan)
    • Juglans nigra (black walnut)
  2. oaks:
    • Castanea pumila (chinquapin)
    • Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
26 May 2014: Made a number of changes to Family assignments.
  1. Maples, and red buckeye have been moved to Sapindaceae family (formerly Aceraceae)
  2. Itea virginica, Virginiawillow, has been moved into new Iteaceae family - (formerly in the Saxifragaceae family)
  3. Paulownia tomentosa, royal paulownia, has been moved to the Paulowniaceae family (formerly the Scrophulariaceae)

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