EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia – Fourth Edition
EUCLID provides complete descriptions of 934 species of Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus plus an interactive identification key using LucidTM software. It covers all Australian States and Territories. Over twelve thousand images are used to assist interpretation of species features and the species themselves as well as their geographic distribution.
This innovative application makes identification a breeze. The process begins by choosing from simple characteristics of the eucalypt you are trying to identify. For example, answer questions such does it have rough or smooth bark, leaf shapes and flower types. If you’re not sure what to look at next the Lucid application can even recommend features to guide you through to the fastest identification possible. EUCLID is a treasure-trove of information. The application brings together beautifully illustrated features to help visualise your choices as well as fact sheets and images of every species – all at your fingertips.
It is available free online. The Android and Apple App editions of EUCLID can be downloaded from the Google Play and iTunes app stores respectively on payment of $19.95 to help fund further content updates and software upgrades.
The App edition of EUCLID optionally requires no Internet connection, making it especially valuable for people working in the field.
is there a hard copy of the eucalyptus id? if not what one is recommended
Thank you for your email. While EUCLID is probably the most comprehensive identification tool for all the eucalypts present in Australia that is currently available, there are a number of hardcopy resources available. You may well be able to find some at your local library if you’d like to assess their merits for yourself.
One series of particular note is the “Field Guide to Eucalypts” by M.I.H.Brooker and D.A.Kleinig (various publishers and editions), as the work in these books formed part of the basis of the EUCLID project. If you are only interested in identifying eucalypts native to your local area you may be able to get by only with the volume relevant to that part of Australia.
Depending where you are located, books by Malcolm French on Western Australian eucalypt groups and by Dean Nicolle on South Australian species (see https://dn.com.au/Books.html) may also be of interest.
All the best,
Manager, Botanical Information
Biodiversity Science Section
Postal Address: Australian National Botanic Gardens GPO Box 1777, Canberra ACT 2601
Hi There Lucid,
I would like to purchase a copy of the 4th edition of EUCLID to run on my “LAPTOP” but this appears to be impossible via the Google playstore.
If there is a quick and easy answer to my dilemma then I would love to know what it is.
Thankyou Angus Gordon, Eucalypt enthusiast from New Zealand
A downloadable ‘Desktop’ edition is not currently available. The App editions (Android and iOS) of Euclid do allow for offline usage.
There is a work around for using google apps to a Windows desktop, the program is known as “Bluestacks” and is available for free. This allows you to use a google app interface (a tablet like experience) on a normal pc and log into your Gmail account for Google apps. I currently use this on a laptop with no trouble and have installed apps that I use on my phone. I would download it from the Bluestacks site. Just google “Bluestacks”. Disclaimer I do not work for Bluestacks.
I cannot get the on-line either Euclid or the wattle key to function. The site comes up ang gets to the key but I am unable to select features. The British Isles thrip key works ok, so I do not think it is my issue. Can you please assist.
Are you using a ‘modern’ web browser? E.g. Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Internet Explorer is not support (even by Microsoft).
If you are getting specific errors or still having problems please open a support ticket via https://www.lucidcentral.org/my-account
I cannot find a link to the free online version . Very frustrating as only references say “free” but nowhere to find it free ?
Can you please advise where the online free version is ?
The ‘Available on Lucidcentral.org’ button is to the left of the Google Play Store and Apple Store buttons.
Here’s the direct link:
My app on my iphone is just continually thinking (little icon circle going around in circles) in the features section this occurred after I entered the leaf petiole length and I can’t shut it down or do any other selections!
Sorry for the delay in replying – Your message just came through due to a spam blocker.
Have you updated to the latest Euclid version, via the app store? Is it still occurring? Does the app eventually crash? If so, can you please send the error report through via the app store.
PS. Please email [email protected] to ensure a response, due to spam filters.
Reading the information it appears to me this Forth Edition Euclid App is not a photo identification App?
That’s correct David. The Euclid app uses the plant characteristics selected by the user to help make the identification.
Hello. Is the $19.99 payment a one off or monthly?
It’s a one off payment for the app edition.
can I download EUCLID to my ipad? I don’t want the small screen of the phone
Yes, the Euclid app works on a phone or tablet, including the iPad.
See the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/euclid-eucalypts-of-australia/id1503451097
I came here because https://www.csiro.au/en/research/plants/native/identifying-eucalypts-made-easy said there was a free online version of euclid. Is it true? I might be a bit slow, but I can’t see it here?
Yes, the web edition is free: See: https://apps.lucidcentral.org/euclid
I am looking for a direct email contact , as I am looking for get the copyright permission,
Thank you so much,
Copyright permissions should be sort from CSIRO – Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research ([email protected])
Downloading images has taken 24 hours (with a couple of pauses) so far and still less than 200 images. Is there a problem?
It sounds like one of the background services the Euclid app relies on has stalled. Often this corrected by simply restarting your phone and trying again. The image package download, depending on your network speed should only take 5min to maybe an hour on a very slow network. The other item to check is the download setting for the type of network the download is allowed to be performed under. i.e. Wifi or Cell network. If your setting is for Wifi, check that your Wifi connection is working and not switched over to the Cell network.
If you still have a problem please contact our support service (support @ Lucidcentral.org).
I have a new phone and would like to install my previously purchased Euclid app which I was using on my old phone. How can I do this?
So long as you use the same user account from your old phone on your new phone the Euclid app should be available to install via the App Store app without having to purchase it again. Here’s the Google support page on how to do this:
I previously downloaded this app on the Google Play Store.
I am in the process of converting to an Apple phone – is it possible to link the download to my Apple account to avoid having to double pay? I have the same email linking both by Google and Apple accounts.
It seems wrong to have to double pay…
Unfortunately the Apple and Google app stores are completely separate entities and we have no way of transferring licencing from one to the other.
When going through the key on my desktop, how can I go into the glossary?
Sorry for the slow reply. Our notifications of comments was temporarily blocked. In answer to your question, you can access the glossary via any fact sheet link from within the key. Alternatively you can open another browser tab and load the glossary via the home page while you are using the key in another tab.