Pl@ntwood : a computer-assisted identification tool for 110 species of amazon trees based on wood anatomical features

Sarmiento Carolina, Détienne Pierre, Heinz Christine, Molino Jean-François, Grard Pierre, Bonnet Pierre. 2011. Pl@ntwood : a computer-assisted identification tool for 110 species of amazon trees based on wood anatomical features. IAWA Journal, 32 (2) : pp. 221-232. Symposium on Practical and Scientific Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging, Madison, États-Unis, June 2010.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : FORESTRY

Abstract : Sustainable management and conservation of tropical trees and forests require accurate identification of tree species. Reliable, user-friendly identification tools based on macroscopic morphological features have already been developed for various tree floras. Wood anatomical features provide also a considerable amount of information that can be used for timber traceability, certification and trade control. Yet, this information is still poorly used, and only a handful of experts are able to use it for plant species identification. Here, we present an interactive, user-friendly tool based on vector graphics, illustrating 99 states of 27 wood characters from 110 Amazonian tree species belonging to 34 families. Pl@ntWood is a graphical identification tool based on the IDAO system, a multimedia approach to plant identification. Wood anatomical characters were selected from the IAWA list of microscopic features for hardwood identification, which will enable us to easily extend this work to a larger number of species. A stand-alone application has been developed and an on-line version will be delivered in the near future. Besides allowing non-specialists to identify plants in a user-friendly interface, this system can be used with different purposes such as teaching, conservation, management, and self-training in the wood anatomy of tropical species. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Bois, Arbre, Espèce, Identification, Zone tropicale, Logiciel, Imagerie, Anatomie végétale, Bois tropical

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Amazonie

Classification Agris : F70 - Plant taxonomy and geography
F50 - Plant structure
U30 - Research methods
K50 - Processing of forest products

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Sarmiento Carolina
  • Détienne Pierre, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Bois tropicaux (FRA)
  • Heinz Christine, UM2 (FRA)
  • Molino Jean-François, IRD (FRA)
  • Grard Pierre, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AMAP (VNM)
  • Bonnet Pierre, INRA (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-2828-4389

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