iNaturalist tip from the Greg

As you record you learn over time. I suggest you go back to the beginning of your recordings filter to Needs ID and recheck/identify your observations.
Why? Because if you are like me, you know way more now than you did even a year ago. I've managed to identify many of my older observations. This is specifically useful if you are a plant person.
I hit gold with this older observation from January 2021. Back then I identified this vine as Parsonsia fulva but last night I rechecked and now know that this is the "Endangered" Parsonsia largiflorens. Even better, this location could a new one for this species. It's super rare and it has only 27 records on ALA. The story is that this species was "missing" is SEQ up until 10 years ago when a botanist found it up on the Blackall range nearby. Out of interest I have contacted our herbarium and asked a few questions.

Parsonsia largiflorens ©Greg Tasney, some rights reserved (CC-BY-SA)

The only issue with the above is that location for this observation was recorded a few hundred metres away from the forest over a freeway in a field. I think this was one of those observations where GPS played up.


I will need to go back and find this plant again.
Adapted from a post by @gregtasney

Posted on August 21, 2022 12:17 PM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve


Any ideas on how to make plant/brush identifiers, that will last in hot sun, that I could place in the field. When my family or friends visit our acres in South Texas they would see what is the name of the plant.

Posted by avier123 7 months ago (Flag)

Thanks Steve.

Posted by gregtasney 7 months ago (Flag)

No worries @gregtasney what a great rediscovery!

Posted by saltmarshsteve 7 months ago (Flag)

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