Forrex

FIS

NRCanCanadian forest service

Using the Entry Form

See also Checkbox Help

MINIMUM DIAMETER

If you enter the minimum diameter, species whose diameter range includes your minimum will be shown. If no diameter is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the minimum diameter, click on the text box then type in the number.
MAXIMUM DIAMETER If you enter the maximum diameter, species whose diameter range includes your maximum will be shown. If no diameter is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the maximum diameter, click on the text box then type in the number.
MINIMUM LENGTH If you enter the minimum length, species whose length range includes your minimum will be shown. If no length is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the minimum length, click on the text box, then type in the number.
MAXIMUM LENGTH If you enter the maximum length, species whose length range includes your maximum will be shown. If no length is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the maximum length, click on the text box, then type in the number.
MINIMUM WIDTH If you enter the minimum width, species whose width range includes your minimum will be shown. If no width is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the minimum width, click on the text box, then type in the number.
MAXIMUM WIDTH If you enter the maximum width, species whose width range includes your maximum will be shown. If no width is given in the description it will still be shown. To enter the maximum width, click on the text box, then type in the number.
LINK OR This button is used when you are unsure which of two characters the description may contain. For instance you could press this button then Olive Brown and Green/Olive. Any species will be matched that contains either character in the description. The highlighting will change to dark magenta.
LINK AND This button is used when you want to make sure that both of two characters are in the description. For instance you could press this button then Red and Yellow. Species will be matched only if they contain both characters in the description. The highlighting will change to orange.
REQUIRED This button is relevant to situations where species do not match at 100%. If you are absolutely sure that a character will be included in the description, click on this button, then on the checkbox. The text will become light blue. The program will then avoid showing you species that lack this character when matching at less than 100%. To turn off the required character property, uncheck the checkbox. The Required button is likely to lead the beginning user into missing matches, because the description may be missing a character that seems obvious to the user. This is why it is only an option.
NEGATIVE This button can be used to match all the species which do not contain that character in their descriptions. Click on this button, then on the checkbox. The highlighting will be white. The Negative button must be used carefully because the data used for matching is designed to be inclusive rather than exact. For instance, if the thickness is unknown for the cap flesh, both thick and thin are generally checked, so that they will not interfere with the match if you choose thick or thin. If negative thin is chosen, however, the species will not match at 100%. This is why it is given only as an option.
PERCENT BOX Change this box only if you wish to reduce the percentage of the boxes you have checked that must be matched by the description in order for the species to be shown. You might wish to do this if you are not sure of a character or if the description either does not describe that character or describes it differently. See also Hints for Matching in main Help File.
SHOW MATCHES BUTTON When you have filled in the checkboxes that describe the mushroom you are trying to match, click on this button, to show a list of matching species.
ENTER FAMILY To narrow the search to one family, enter the name of the family here.
ENTER GENUS This box may be used to show the name of the current species, or, when making a match, to narrow the search to one genus.
ENTER SEARCH WORD This box may be used, when making a match, to narrow the species found to those whose description contains a certain word or phrase. See Searching the Descriptions in the main help file accessed by clicking on Help then Show Help then For Advanced Users.