About This Tool

Lucid3 System Requirements

Inside Dried Botanical Identification Tool, you will find an interactive key, fact sheets, descriptions, and images to aid in the identification of dried botanical products that are imported into the United States. The interactive key is a Lucid3 Java Applet. Lucid3 (Lucid version 3) is software for creating and using interactive identification keys. Lucid was developed by the Centre for Biological Information Technology at the University of Queensland in Australia. Visit the Lucidcentral website for more information on Lucid and Lucid3.

HTML pages in Dried Botanical Identification Tool outside of the Lucid3 interactive key are viewable without the Lucid3 Applet Player and are all accessible from the home page. Please check the Lucid3 system requirements below if you would like to use the interactive key.

Java Applet

Requirements for Java applet

The Lucid3 key is a Java applet embedded in a web page.

Operating System: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris.

System Memory: 128MB RAM (256MB or greater recommended).

Web browser: Java-enabled web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari.

This application has been tested with the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6.X, 7.X, 8.X

  • Firefox 2.0.X, 3.0.X

  • Opera 9.X

  • Safari 2.0.X, 3.1.X, 4 Beta

  • Chrome 1.0.X (not fully tested)

NOTE: Some web pages, such as fact sheets attached to items in Lucid3 interactive keys, may be considered pop-ups by certain web browsers. If your browser or an add-on application is set to block pop-ups, you may not be able to view all of the content on these pages. Additionally, some web browsers or add-on applications may block "active content" on web pages or interactive keys. To take full advantage of the information presented in this Lucid tool, please consult your web browser or add-on application's help file for assistance in disabling pop-up blockers and allowing active content.

Hard Drive Space: 50MB if running tool from hard drive (excluding space required for Java Runtime Environment and web browser).

Software: The Lucid3 interactive key will run embedded within a web browser as a Java applet Player. Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.2 (1.5 or greater recommended) must be installed on your computer for the Lucid3 Applet Player to run successfully.

If the box above states that your Java status is version 1.4.2 or greater (from Sun Microsystems Inc.), and your computer meets the Lucid3 system requirements, you may proceed to the Lucid3 key.

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