There are many ways to work with us.

We can automatically identify a large number of plant images for scientific studie. Our service allows the submission of plant images and the return of a list of the most likely species and a confidence value for each of them. The automatic identification is based on the latest deep learning technologies and is updated regularly.

The Flora Incognita identification service can additionally be integrated with other apps.

Contact: Prof. Patrick Mäder

Do you already have extensive species knowledge and collect plant images? To train our image recognition algorithms, we need a large number and variety of different images. We need images of whole plants, but also detailed images of flower, leaf and all plant parts relevant for identification. So if you have a collection of plant images that are already identified, we would be happy if you would provide them to us for our research.

Contact:  Dr. Michael Rzanny 

We say “THANK YOU” !

Numerous botanists and people interested in plant identification as a hobby have sent us their private picture collections. For this we would like to thank them very much.

Matthias Breitfeld, Ursula Burri, Thomas Engst, Klara Friederich, Adolf Gabler, Thomas Gerl, Susanne Hejja, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Jung, Christian Karderli, Tristan Lemke, Dr. Rita Lüder, Leonie Mazalla, Jürgen Niebur, Erika Nomicos, Dr. Klaus Peterlein, Dieter Rudolf, Ilse Schönfelder, Hans Schwaiger, Jürgen Teucher, Dr. Angelika Thuille, Dietmar Vogel, Sven Wehke, Dr. Werner Westhus, Nora Wilmaring

Do you want to be able to use the Flora Incognita app to identify species that are critical to identification and difficult to distinguish in the long term? Identification performance varies from species to species and depends mainly on the number of images in the training database. If you want to improve the identification performance of certain species, you can contribute new images with our Flora Capture App. If you prefer to take pictures with a real camera, you can also send us the images directly. We can also test and improve the automatic identification of these species together as part of scientific studies.

Contact:  Dr. Michael Rzanny 

It is not possible for us to write an individual fact sheet for all species. However, we hope to make the app more interesting with our fact sheets, so that many people deal with the topic of plants and diversity. If you would like to improve the content of our fact sheets for certain species, please send us an e-mail. We would be very happy about it.

Contact: Alice Deggelmann

Do you want to conduct your own Citizen Science project with the Flora Incognita App? We will expand the app for further projects. In the future, users will be able to assign their own observations to specific projects. We will make the observation data available to the project initiators via a cloud solution. This function is currently in preparation.

Contact: Dr. Jana Wäldchen.

You would like to answer a specific scientific question with the Flora Incognita observation data? We would be pleased to provide the data in the context of a scientific collaboration.

Contact: Prof. Patrick Mäder

Current projects and cooperations