Images

Some images for testing SppDb are stored in the page below. When SppDb is used in evaluation and test mode, these images are downloaded into its sample database. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Canna 'Wyoming'
COMMON NAME: Canna
 

Canna
 

Canna
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Callistemon viminalis
COMMON NAME: Bottlebrush 'Wee Johnnie'

Bottlebrush

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Clivea minata
COMMON NAME: Clivea

Clivea
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Corymbia ficifolia
COMMON NAME: Flowering Gum

Corymbia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hardenbergia violacea
COMMON NAME: Purple Coral Pea
 

H violacea
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hardenbergia violacea
COMMON NAME: Purple Coral Pear

Hardenbergia violacea

BOTANICAL NAME: Teucrium fruiticans
COMMON NAME: Shrubby Germander

Teucrium fruiticans

BOTANICAL NAME: Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
COMMON NAME: Black Aeonium
 

Black Aeonium
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Acacia pycnantha
COMMON NAME:  Golden Wattle
 

Golden Wattle
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Banksia blechnifolia
COMMON NAME: Ground Cover Banksia
 

Banksia blechnifolium
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Brachyscombe multifida
COMMON NAME: Cut Leaf Daisy

Brachyscombe
 

Brachyscombe
 
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Swainsonia formosa
COMMON NAME: Sturt Desert Pea
 
Swainsonia formosa
 

Desert Pea
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Xanthorrhea quadrangulata
COMMON NAME: Grass Tree
 

Xanthorrhea quadrangulata

BOTANICAL NAME: Azalea indica
COMMON NAME: Shiraz Azalea 

Azalea indica
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Alyogyne heugelii
COMMON NAME: Native Hibiscus
 
Native Hibiscus
 

Alyogyne heugleii
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Senna artemisoides
COMMON NAME: Silver Cassia

Senna artemisoides
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Callistemon viminalis
COMMON NAME: Gawler Hybrid Bottlebrush

Gawler Hybrid
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Begonia x tuberhybrida
COMMON NAME: Begonium
 
Begonia
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Pelargoinum australe
COMMON NAME: Native Pelargonium
 
Native pelagonium
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Lagerstroemia indica
COMMON NAME: Native Sarsparilla

Crepe Myrtle
 

Crepe myrtle
 
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hardenbergia violacea
COMMON NAME: Native Sarsparilla

Hardenbergia
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Cyanicula deformis
COMMON NAME: Blue Fairy Orchid
 
Blue fairy orchid
 

Cyanicula
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Pterostylis sanguinea
COMMON NAME: Blood greenhood

Pterostylis
 
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Xanthorrhea australis
COMMON NAME: Yakka, Grass Tree
 
Yakka
 
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Dodonea viscosa
COMMON NAME: Sticky Hop Bush

Dodonea
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Spinifex spp
COMMON NAME: Spinifex

Spinifex
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus caesia
COMMON NAME: Gungurru
 

Gungurru
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus caesia
COMMON NAME: Gungurru
 
gungurru
 

Eucalyputs caesia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Pyrus ussuriensis
COMMON NAME: Manchurian Pear

Manchurian Pear
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Chrysocephalum semipapposum
COMMON NAME: Clustered everlasting

Chrysocephalum
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Chrysocephalum semipapposum
COMMON NAME: Clustered everlasting

Chrysocephalum semipapposum
 
 
PHOTO: Wooden Bollard
CATEGORY: Street Furniture

Bollard

PHOTO: Curved rock feature
CATEGORY: Installation
Art installation
 
PHOTO: Under mulch irrigation plumbing
CATEGORY: Details
 
Irrigation
 
 
PHOTO: Reeds
CATEGORY: Public Space
 
Reeds
 
PHOTO: Glenelg Art
CATEGORY: Public Space

Public space

 

BOTANICAL NAME:Dietes iridoides grandifloa
COMMON NAME: Dietes grandiflora
Dietes

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Cupaniopsis anacardioides
COMMON NAME: Tuckeroo

Tuckeroo

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Wisteria sinensis
COMMON NAME: Wisteria
 
Wisteria
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Xanthorrhea spp
COMMON NAME: Yacca

Yacca

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
COMMON NAME: Aeonium

Aeonium

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Viola hederacea
COMMON NAME: Australian Native Violet

Native Violet

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Trachelospormum jasminoides
COMMON NAME: Star Jasmine 

Star Jasmine

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Cyclamen hybrid
COMMON NAME: Cyclamen 
 
Cyclamen

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Camellia japonica
COMMON NAME: Camellia
 
Camellai japonica
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Dietes grandiflora
COMMON NAME: 
 
Dietes grandiflora
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Liriope muscari
COMMON NAME: Liriope

Liriope muscari

 

 
BOTANICAL NAME: Chaemelaucium uncinatum
COMMON NAME: Geraldton Wax
 
Geralton Wax
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Senecio sepens
COMMON NAME: Blue Chalk Sticks
 
Blue Chalk Sticks
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Myoporum parvifolium
COMMON NAME: Creeping Boobialla
 
Myoporum parvifolium
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Agave attenuata
COMMON NAME: Foxtail Agave
 
Agavae

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Metrosideros tomentosa
COMMON NAME: New Zealand Christmas Bush
 
New Zealand Christmas Bush
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Helichrysum retortoides
COMMON NAME: Everlasting
 
Everlasting
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Rhododendron
COMMON NAME: Rhododendron
 
Rhododendron
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Acacia pycnantha
COMMON NAME: Golden Wattle
Acacia pycnantha
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Acer palmatum
COMMON NAME: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Acer palmatum
COMMON NAME: Japanese maple

Japanese maple
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Acer palmatum
COMMON NAME: Japanese maple
 
Japanese maple
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Agapanthus praecox
COMMON NAME: Agapanthus
 
Agapanthus
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Bougainvillea spectabilis
COMMON NAME: Bougainvillea 'Mrs Butt'
 
Bougainvillea
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Calocephalus brownii
COMMON NAME: Smoke Bush
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Calothamnus villosus
COMMON NAME: One sided net bush, Hairy Net Bush
Calothmanus villosus
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Choysia ternata
COMMON NAME: Mexican Orange Blossom
 
Choisia ternata
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Cistus salvifolius (foreground)
COMMON NAME: Rock Rose
 
Cistus salvifolius
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Clivea minata
COMMON NAME: Kaffir Lily
 
Clivea minata
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Cycas revoluta
COMMON NAME: Cycad
 
Cycas revoluta
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Dianella brevicaulis
COMMON NAME: Flax Lily
 
Dianella
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Iris pseudacorus
COMMON NAME: Flag Iris
 
Iris flag
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Grevillea spp (standard)
COMMON NAME: Standard Grevillea
 
 
Grevillea standard
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hakea laurina
COMMON NAME: Pincushion Hakea
 
Hakea laurina
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hardenbergia comptoniana
COMMON NAME: Native Lilac
 
Hardenbergia comptoniana
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Kunzea baxteri
COMMON NAME: Baxter's Kunzea, Scarlet Kunzea

Kunzea baxteri

BOTANICAL NAME: Banksia spinulosa
COMMON NAME: Hairpin Banksia
Banksia spinulosa
BOTANICAL NAME: Rhagodia spinescens var deltophylla
COMMON NAME: Silver saltbush
Rhagodia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Banksia prionotes
COMMON NAME: Acorn Banksia, Orange Banksia
Bansia prionotes
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Banksia robur
COMMON NAME:
Banksia robur

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Banksia integrifolia
COMMON NAME: Coastal Banksia
Banksia integrifolia
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Enchylena tomentosa
COMMON NAME: Ruby Salttbush
 

Ruby saltbush
 

Ruby slatbush
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Enchylena tomentosa
COMMON NAME: Ruby Salttbush
 
Enchylena tomentosa
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Isolepsis nodosus
COMMON NAME: Knobbly Club Rush
 
Isolepsis nodosus
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Lavandula angustifolia
COMMON NAME: Lavender
 
Lavender angustifolia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Murraya paniculata
COMMON NAME: Oranage Jessamine
 
Murraya paniculata
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Hebe buchananii
COMMON NAME: Hebe
 
Hebe buchananii
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Lomandra longifolia
COMMON NAME: Lomandra
 
Lomandra
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Scaevola crassifolia
COMMON NAME: Thick Leaf Scaevola
 

Thick leaf fanflower
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Scaevola crassifolia
COMMON NAME: Thick Leaf Scaevola
 
Scaevola crassifolia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Senecio pinnatifolius
COMMON NAME: Senecio
 
Senecio
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Rhagodia spinescens var deltophylla
COMMON NAME: Silver Saltbush
 
Silver saltbush
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Westringia fruticosa
COMMON NAME: Coastal Rosemary
 
Westringia
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Ophiopogon japonicus
COMMON NAME: Mondo Grass
 
Mondo Grass
 
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Alogyne heugelii
COMMON NAME: Native Hibiscus
 
 
Native hibiscus
 

Hibiscus
 
BOTANICAL NAME: Dianella brevicaulis
COMMON NAME: Coastal Flax Lily
 
Dianella brevicaulis
 

 

One of the key ideas behind SppDb is that it is used to store images of plant species that will be specified in landscape design work. If the image has been adjusted to the correct size ready for incorporation into CAD drawings and the local path to the image has been stored in SppDb, it is a simple matter to quickly insert images into CAD drawings to illustrate planting ideas.

If you double click on the image in a SppDb record, the image will open in the currently configure image editor. We use and recommend IrfanView as our image editor as it is a high quality shareware product.

Here are recommended steps to clean up an image.

Tip: These notes refer to images that you have taken yourself, not those 'borrowed' from the Internet.

1. Adjust image size

We recommend that you use an image editor such as IrfanView to adjust the image size to a maximum of 800 pixels wide - that will produce an easily managed image file of appropriate resolution, even for printing onto A1 size sheets.add your own text information.

2. Adjust colour balance

IrfanView has a tool to automate this step.

3. Add species name and your landscape practice details

It is a good idea to add the species name to the image. We like to do this over a block of colour that matches our corporate colour as shown below. The IrfanView plug in is most useful in this regard. Using our corporate font, we also like to add the name of our landscape design practice to the image. That helps brand our work and prevents others from using our hard won images. An example is shown below.

Banksia integrifolia

The figure below shows IrfanView in use adding a solid paint section to the bottom of an image, in readiness to adding some text.

IrfanPaint

Image adjusted

Here is the image in use in a gCADPlus landscape plan (a design on an A1 sheet at a scale of 1:100). The image is being used to help the client gain an appreciation of the planting choices.

gCADPlus

Pyrus calleryana