Each search page has two modes: simple and advanced. To switch modes, click the link to the
right of the search buttons. For a simple search, only the most commonly used fields are
Pressing the Enter button while in any field will submit the search
(same as using the mouse to click the Search button).
When a search is performed, records that begin with the entered values are returned.
For example, on the name search page, a search for "poa ba" will return all names that
start with "poa ba".
For an exact search, only records that exactly match the entered value are returned.
For example, on the name search page, an exact search for "poa" will only return Poa,
rather than all names that start with "poa".
% may be used as a wildcard character. For example, on the name search page, a search for "P% annua" will return both Passerina annua and Poa annua.
If only one name record matches the search criteria entered, the application will
directly navigate to the page for that name, rather than showing the single search result.
Tool tips are provided for some fields. Hover over a particular field
with your mouse to see the tool tip.
Results are shown one page at a time to maintain the performance of the application.