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Jan 24, 2013 8:03 PM CST
|Dave can we add 'Webbing' to the photo entry 'What kind of image is this'?|
Jan 24, 2013 8:16 PM CST
|What is webbing as it pertains to plants?|
Jan 24, 2013 8:24 PM CST
|It's on some succulents and cacti and it looks just the way you'd expect, like a spider web on the top of the plant.|
Jan 24, 2013 10:16 PM CST
|Like this. Some are even heavier with webbing. |
Jan 25, 2013 12:26 PM CST
|Or this one with heavy webbing.|
Jan 26, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Jan 27, 2013 7:39 AM CST
|Does this appear on other kinds of plants, as well? I'm hesitant about adding this as an option for all the images because it seems like a situation that only appears on a specific kind of plant.|
The galleries weren't meant to describe exactly every kind of possible image. That's what the caption is for.
Jan 27, 2013 9:53 AM CST
|I will research to see what other type of plants would have webbing/cilia. |
Thank you Dave.
Jan 27, 2013 5:07 PM CST
|Wouldn't that be suitable for just the semps for right now? If you have it only appear in the that database then it wouldn't confuse anyone if it's within the generic plant details. I don't think there is a parent page for cactus as there are so many different genus within that category so that may not be an issue right now.|
Jan 27, 2013 5:51 PM CST
|There are many high alpine plants having this feature. For example, Saussurea gossipiphora blows those semps away with its webbing. The webbing is a defense against ice and moisture. This one actually blooms within the webbing with the pollinators finding their way in through a little hole in the top of the webbing.|
Jan 27, 2013 6:15 PM CST
|Another: Hippolytia (Tanacetum) gossypina |
Jan 27, 2013 6:18 PM CST
|But we don't have any photos of those plants, so how useful would a webbing gallery be?|
Jan 27, 2013 6:28 PM CST
|I don't think Lynn is asking for a webbing gallery, just for the option of "Webbing" added to the photo entry 'What kind of image is this'? Dave asked if there were other plants besides semps that have this feature and I am saying yes with some examples though I don't know if either of these are in commerce. We do have alpine gardeners, Leftwood being one.|
Jan 27, 2013 6:31 PM CST
|I think the ability to choose different galleries to view is the ultimate goal of the choice of options, unless I'm mistaken.|
Jan 27, 2013 6:34 PM CST
|Zuzu's reference to a gallery was correct. That's the term we use to describe which kind of photo you are uploading.|
My fear is that we don't want that list to get too long. It wasn't meant to be really long with a lot of options. Really, it was originally just intended to be a handful of choices and let the caption serve to give any further detail.
I'd like to leave Webbing off as an option. If you're posting a photo of a plant with webbing, you should enter "Entire Plant" or "Leaves" or whatever you're zoomed in on, and if you want to add a caption talking about the webbing then that would be good.
Jan 27, 2013 6:44 PM CST
|Connie that is truly an amazing amount of webbing. The semp collectors would pay big bucks for that kind of webbing. |
I know there are some cactus, and in the past I have come across other plants that have amazing webbing. Just can't remember the names.
Jan 27, 2013 6:45 PM CST
|Opps, we cross posted. |
That sound okay with me Dave.
Jan 27, 2013 6:47 PM CST
|I realized later that you were referring to the photo addition, not the actual entry so ignore my post.|
Jan 27, 2013 7:04 PM CST
|We do have webbing under Leaves, in the semp database, so you are correct Sue.|
Jan 27, 2013 7:19 PM CST