This guide has been created within the project KeyToNature for the Liceo Scientifico M. Grigoletti of Pordenone (NE Italy). Is it limited to the species so far observed in the city, but - with caution - may be used in a much wider area.
The Liceo Grigoletti is the oldest high school of Pordenone. The school is surrounded by a vast and botanically interesting park. The project has the following purposes: 1. to develop awareness of environmental diversity, 2. to teach respect through the discovery of "urban"plants 3. to develop the perception of the importance of conservation, 4. to acquire a methodology that contributes to the formation of a scientific mentality.
We are grateful to Dr. Bob Press (Natural History Museum, London) for correcting the English version of the dichotomous key. "> Trees and shrubs of the city of Pordenone (NE Italy) - KeyToNature / Dryades

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Trees and shrubs
of the city of Pordenone (NE Italy)
Liceo Scientifico Statale Michelangelo Grigoletti, PN

Pier Luigi Nimis & Stefano Martellos

Images by Andrea Moro

This is a guide to woody plants found in the city of Pordenone.
It includes almost all the wild species (except for critical groups such as Rubus and Rosa) and a wide selection of species grown in parks and gardens (we would be grateful for new reports), for more than 400 infrageneric taxa. The list of species derives from original unpublished data of Prof. L. Poldini, and several observations by Prof. PL Nimis (University of Trieste).
This is a "spring-guide", which gives more importance to leaves and flowers. It will be followed by an "autumn-guide" based on characters of leaves and fruits. When there are no flowers, but the fruit is present, one can still attempt the identification with the multi-entry query interface: by choosing the option "fruit dry/fruit fleshy”, one can generate a key for the only species with dry or fleshy fruits, thus skipping many characters of the flower. For experts (those who already know the genus or the family) this interface can also generate a key limited to the speciez of a genus or of a family.
This guide has been created within the project KeyToNature for the Liceo Scientifico M. Grigoletti of Pordenone (NE Italy). Is it limited to the species so far observed in the city, but - with caution - may be used in a much wider area.
The Liceo Grigoletti is the oldest high school of Pordenone. The school is surrounded by a vast and botanically interesting park. The project has the following purposes: 1. to develop awareness of environmental diversity, 2. to teach respect through the discovery of "urban"plants 3. to develop the perception of the importance of conservation, 4. to acquire a methodology that contributes to the formation of a scientific mentality.
We are grateful to Dr. Bob Press (Natural History Museum, London) for correcting the English version of the dichotomous key.



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