Plant Database forum: Duplicate species list

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 2:47 PM CST

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I have created another duplicate plants report, this one searches all plants that do NOT have a cultivar field, and then looks for any duplicates. It found quite a surprising number of them.

The report is real-time (it updates every time you load it). You can see it here:

http://garden.org/plants/manage/dups/species/

Looking at that list, I think I might need to start awarding acorns for plant deletion proposals!
[Last edited by dave - Jul 6, 2012 2:47 PM (+)]
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 6, 2012 2:58 PM CST

Plants Admin

This is very nice. Breaking them apart is very helpful. Loads/reloads a little slower but real time helps. What are the bracketed numbers?
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 3:03 PM CST

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I just updated this report script again so reload to see the latest version.

The numbers are explained at the top of the report. They are counting items associated with each plant.

[ Images | Comments | Data items ]

There is a delete item for each plant. If you click on "Delete" it will create a proposal for you already completed and the explanation automatically filled in. Then I can approve them all in one stroke. (I have a magic button that I can click that approves all proposals visible my screen).

The duplicates are listed in order, so if, for example, both plants that are duplicates each have zero images and zero comments, then theoretically it doesn't matter which one gets deleted. But in that case, delete the second one shown because that is the later one added.

So for most of these, I think one can run through and click "Delete" for the second one without even opening it up.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Jul 6, 2012 3:08 PM CST

Plants Admin

Common names and synonyms?
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 3:19 PM CST

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This report is currently only searching the primary genus/species of each plant.

Some time later I will expand that to checking all the synonyms and then I'm sure the list will be even longer.

In the meantime, I'm going to go through this list and knock it out real quick on the easy ones (those that have no images or comments).
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 3:24 PM CST

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Okay, I have automated the deletion of all duplicates that did not have any images or comments. There were 1,015 of them!

There are now only 4 duplicates left (until I add synonyms to the checker, at least).
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 3:33 PM CST

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It's now searching synonyms, too, but miraculously it didn't find a single additional duplicate. Shrug!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Jul 6, 2012 3:53 PM CST

Plants Admin

Sorry Dave, I was unclear. If you could provide bracketed info. on Common Names and Synonyms we can could edit those into the entry we keep. By the way sweeet. Even if currently empty!
Evan
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 6, 2012 3:55 PM CST

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Ahh, gotcha. Well, at this point I think any additions to this report are a waste since it's basically empty...
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Jul 6, 2012 4:13 PM CST

Plants Admin

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Evan
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2012 8:01 PM CST
Dave is there a reason I don't see any list when I use the above link?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 7, 2012 8:37 PM CST

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The list is empty - there are no duplicates found.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2012 8:58 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing That's a good thing. Thumbs up

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