Elementary software for the hand lens identification of some common iranian woods

  • Authors: Safdari, Vahidreza; Devall, Margaret S.
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: IAWA Journal, Vol. 30(1): 81-86


A computer program, “Hyrcania”, has been developed for identifying some common woods (26 hardwoods and 6 softwoods) from the Hyrcanian forest type of Iran. The program has been written in JavaScript and is usable with computers as well as mobile phones. The databases use anatomical characteristics (visible with a hand lens) and wood colour, and can be searched in English or Persian. Descriptions and images can be retrieved by their scientific name.

  • Citation: Safdari, Vahidreza; Devall, Margaret S. 2009. Elementary software for the hand lens identification of some common iranian woods. IAWA Journal 30(1):81-86.
  • Keywords: Wood identification, computerized program, Iranian hardwoods, lens
  • Posted Date: August 20, 2009
  • Modified Date: November 16, 2009
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