Fruit and Seed Family ID aids in identification of fruits and seeds* to family. The first edition of the tool will focus on monocotyledon families, with all seed plant families to follow.
Given the sparsity of gross-morphological traits for fruits and seeds, identifying the family will likely require narrowing down the possible families using the key and then reviewing the fact sheets to help determine the family.
Fruit and Seed Family ID contains:
A link to the genera currently included in a family by GRIN-Global is provided under the Taxonomy topic. The number of genera and species cited on each fact sheet is based on Christenhusz and Byng (2016) and may differ slightly from the number of genera listed in GRIN-Global.
*Here we focus on fruits and seeds. Other propagating plant parts, such as spores or vegetative tissues, are not included.