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What each plant portrait containsEach composite illustration is a comprehensive plant portrait of a single taxon or plant species,
showing the diagnostic and, where space allows, also the characteristic features of that plant.
All parts and dissections within it are shown to scale by a metric scale bar, and where appropriate,
the notable parts are colour referenced. In addition, each illustration contains a time bar showing
the month/s of flowering, botanical symbols, and a title block, in which the currently accepted Latin plant name, author for the name, any common name/s and the accepted botanical family name are displayed. The works are largely, but not totally, photographic.
The aim is for scientific, reference-standard images and so each one takes a long time to complete accurately. These are ongoing works; should an improved part become available, then it may be substituted for an earlier less informative part.
FormatThe composite images shown here are in a vertical (portrait) format, but can be, or have
been, recreated in a horizontal (landscape) format, or indeed any other shape, to suit requirements.
The images shown here are designed for A3 size output. However, they can be reduced or enlarged.
Plant portfoliosAs a result of creating these composite illustrations, a considerable portfolio of images of each plant
illustrated has been built up. Photographs, taken throughout the year, include habit shots as well as botanical details. In addition, a voucher herbarium specimen is made of each plant.