Fruit and Seed Family ID

Identify fruits and seeds to family

Fruits and seeds form the bulk of agricultural commerce and are common contaminants in commodities. If introduced, non-native species may naturalize, leading to devastating consequences for crops and wildlands, so correct identification of fruits and seeds is essential to safe trade. Fruit and Seed Family ID aids in identification of fruits and seeds to family. This first edition of the tool will focus on monocotyledon families, with all other seed plant families to follow. Fruit and Seed Family ID is intended for individuals working at ports of entry, state departments of agriculture, university extension services, and for anyone interested in fruit and seed identification.

Authors: M. Islam, A. Miller, M. Maher, J. Scher, A. Redford