Virtual Key to the Compositae Tribes worldwide

Here you can access the current virtual key to the tribes developed using Lucid 3.5. It is a 95 % key, meaning that it is not intended to sort out every single species out to tribe. Exceptions, like in any other field of biology, would make a key at this level of the hiererchy nearly impossible. The idea is to be able to get a start on "Iding" a comp to the tribe level.

This key will serve to assist synantherologists in teaching the family to others as well as helping us identify plants to the tribal level quickly. Try it out, and help to make it better by reporting problems and inconsistencies to info (at) vkcomp.org. We will try to fix the problem and get every genus to key out, when that is not possible we will keep a list of those genera that fail to key out and make it available.

Key to Compositae tribes worldwide version 1.0.2

Improvements on version 1.0.2: 1) incorporates feedback received at Chicago Synthesis Workshop, and 2) breaks up Arctotideae in two subtribes

How to cite the tribal key: Bonifacino, J.M. & V.A. Funk. 2010. Virtual Key to the Compositae Tribes worldwide (http://www.vkcomp.org).

Virtual Key to the Compositae of the United States

Here you can access the current virtual key to the species of United States Compositae developed using Lucid 3.5. The keys will be posted separatedly for each tribe as they become available and will be finally be merged in a general key once the project is finished. | www