Botaniculum

Botaniculum

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Botaniculum is a compendium of wild and medicinal plants of Europe and similar moderate zones for Android smartphones and tablets. The most of these plants you will as well find in other moderate zones like in the US and the moderate areals of South America and the Himalaya.

Botaniculum is a perfect tool for plant identification, not only for botanists but for interested laymen as well.

The Botaniculum database knows about 7,000 plant names. It contains classification attributes and detailed information regarding major domestic and wild growing plants, as well as medicinal plants.

In addition, there are 2,500 large-format color photos and illustrations in brilliant HD quality.

The wealth of information in Botaniculum corresponds to a textbook of more than 1,000 pages, yet this data collection fits into any pocket.

Botaniculum is easy and intuitive to use. In seven steps or mostly less, even laymen will identify any native wild plant with the help of his or her smartphone (according to flower color, flower shape, inflorescence, leaf shape, leaf arrangement of leaves, leaf edge and specific shape). In addition, fruit type, fruit color, bloom time, collection time and many other properties can be specified.

Photos can be added to each plant - taken with the internal camera or added from existing photo collections.
Many search functions and a fast full-text search option make it possible to use Botaniculum as a comprehensive and convenient reference. With a few clicks, the plants are sorted according to their properties, which include medicinal plants, culinary herbs, their use in homeopathy, bloom time, collection time, species, habitat and many more - the search possibilities are almost endless.

Numerous synonyms in the database allow the user to quickly locate plants by their popular or botanical names.

Botaniculum contains information about the healing effects of the more than 400 medicinal plants. Their applications and contraindications are listed, as well as their possible homeopathic use and other interesting details.

The database contains information about poisonous plants as well: toxins, toxic effects and toxic parts of the plants are listed.

Edible plants are listed with detailed information about collecting time, preparation, taste and culinary use.
It is possible to add user-defined categories and comments to each plant.

All information is available “offline” at any time after installing the Botaniculum App on your Android device: after installation, an internet connection is not necessary, therefore no connection costs will be incurred and the program functions of Botaniculum work in remote places.

The Botaniculum image database requires 600 MB internal storage capacity.If you want to install the image database on an external sd-card, please contact support@botaniculum.de.

Keywords: plants reference, plant identification, plant determination, plants guide, herbs guide, encyclopedia of plants, textbook of botany, medicinal plants, culinary herbs, list of plants, plant finder, wild plants, flora, biology.

Recently changed in this version

New in Version 2.06
several bugfixes.

New in Version 2.01
- user-defined categories
- user-defined comments on each plant
- additional information about edible plants
- additional information about poisonous plants
- additional information about medicinal plants
- new search criteria: "fruit type" and "fruit color"


Comments and ratings for Botaniculum
  • (53 stars)

    by Ben Fabry on 16/06/2014

    Die App stürzt bei mir, wie bei anderen Nutzern auch, nach spätestens 2 Minuten ab. Leider benötigt die App erstmalig mehr als 15 min zum Laden, man kann den Kauf also nicht mehr rückgängig machen. Bei 17 Euro sehr ärgerlich! Für die Pflanzenbestimmung ist die App außerdem ungeeignet. Wie soll man aus 24 Blütenformen auswählen (etwa "Blütenform B", ernsthaft!), die keiner botanischen Kategorie zug

  • (53 stars)

    by Kiss Kim on 22/05/2014

    hab die app gestern installiert und sie stürzt ständig ab. was kann ich tun?

  • (53 stars)

    by Sascha Kyssa on 13/05/2014

    Best android app for plant identification. Add English default for US downloads and I would give it 5 stars across the board.

  • (53 stars)

    by Tim Basten on 03/01/2014

    Installation is in German, have to find your way to change it to English. Application errors or warnings are in German. None of the plant species that I searched for returned results. Overall I say I just wasted $20. Can't get a refund because it took 45min before I could test the app.

  • (53 stars)

    by Denny Taylor on 11/12/2013

    First I couldn't get it to work, then I contacted the help guy (Jorg) and he helped me through the instillation. We exchanged many emails in only a few hours, he is great. Excellent application, wonderful pictures and an intuitive search for unknown plants. I highly recommend this application. A++

  • (53 stars)

    by Hye Suk on 26/10/2013

    Every time I search some plant, it opens one then crash. I had to foreclose every time.