How to use
THE TOTAL VASCULAR FLORA OF SINGAPORE ONLINE is basically the online and more comprehensive version of ‘A Checklist of the Total Vascular Plant Flora of Singapore: Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species’. [PDF]
- Basic Facts: Each blog post contains information about a particular plant species.
- Main Entries: To get an idea of what a complete entry should contain please refer to the Contributors page, under “Main Entries”.
- What We Have Now: Since it is not an easy task to do the write-ups for every species; for now, we are only uploading pictures and some basic information. Some species like Synogonium podophyllum, Nypa fruticans, and Geophila repens already have the complete entries.
- The Search Bar: Just type in the scientific name, common name, habitat or any other key words.
- The Index: Search by alphabetical order. Note: All vascular plant species are included in there but only those which are hyperlinked have an entry in this blog.
- Browse by Taxnomic Group: Each species is categorised into their taxnomic groups so that you can search through the at family, order, superorder or class level at the right panel. Note: You might want to check the page on Phylogenetic classification to know the classification we use.
- Captions: Short captions can be viewed if you hover your mouse over each picture. Note that you have to disable the automatic preview mode which is preset in WordPress first.
- Descriptions: Directly below each picture are three categories of information (separate by a semi-colon) about the plant in the picture. The first is the general locality in Singapore (the country will be stated if otherwise), followed by habitat (Cultivated if it is, obviously cultivated; Urban if it is growing spontaneously in urban areas), and lastly, the year taken. Note: If you see a missing category, it means that the information is unavailable.
- Any Comments: This includes wrong identification, species description and suggestions. Leave a comment entry at any of the species post or other pages of concern. This will help us to have a record of your contributions and also allows easy community participation.