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Feb 5, 2015 2:07 PM CST
|To qualify this request, I am working on the tomato database . . . The first request is applicable to anything. The second one below is pretty much specific to tomatoes.|
It would be helpful when uploading and categorizing a photo, if there was an option in the gallery record for "documentation." On some of these older varieties that have a lot of lore and myth surrounding them, or if cases where the seed in circulation is "messed up," historical documentation like catalog images and descriptions help to set the record straight. Here is an example.
For lack of a better category, I placed it under fruit, but it may be more useful to have a "documentation" category.
Under the classification of plant type, indeterminate, determinate and semi-determinate are the current options. There is an additional plant type that would be nice to add. In the old days seedmen called this classification of tomatoes, "tree-type." The modern convention used is "dwarf." Can this be added - Dwarf ("Tree-type")
Feb 6, 2015 12:18 PM CST
|Hi Mike, I've done both of these. Added "Documentation" as a gallery to the images area, and I added Dwarf (Leaf Type) to the Growth Mode area of the tomatoes database.|
Feb 6, 2015 12:38 PM CST
|Excellent . . . More data points, more useful database Thank you Dave.|
Feb 6, 2015 1:01 PM CST
Feb 10, 2015 6:22 PM CST
|We have a number of plant illustrations, some historical, and (quasi?) herbarium specimens in our database. These might want to be placed in the "Documentation" gallery as well.|
Feb 11, 2015 2:58 AM CST
That is exactly the kind of information I think would be helpful in the documentation gallery. Basically, documentation that people can compare what they have, against what it is supposed to look like. Or to help identify an unknown.
They only caveat is that the images need to be in the public domain or permission obtained from the copyright owner. Many botanical prints are 18th and 19th century and in the public domain. There are tons of candidates in the place like Wikicommons.