To enter, edit or delete species records open the species tab in the plot observation screen. In case there are already species assigned to the current plot, the tab shows a table with the records along with their abundance and a layer. You can add a species using the plus-button or delete species using the red bin symbol. Edit a species record by tapping on a species. Add or edit the abundance value by long-pressing on a species. Sort the list by alphabetic order or by abundance / cover.
On the species entry page you can add species from the active species list. If you have finished your entries you can add another species in the same layer using the left arrow button on top (pointing to the right) or you can proceed with the same species in another layer using the right arrow button (pointing downwards).
Fields on the species entry screen
The species record screen has the following fields
|Genus*||Tap on the field to open a pick list of available genus names and enter letters to restrict the choice. If you enter a letter and no genus shows up in the pick list there is no genus name with this letter. Make sure to enter a valid name or synonym from the active species list. You can check the cf. box if you are not sure about the genus. Instead of entering genus and species you can long-press the species field and a list of already entered taxon names shows up (this feature is experimental and does not work in certain projects).|
|Species*||After having entered a genus tap on this field to open a list of available species names and enter letters to restrict the choice. If you enter a letter and no species shows up in the pick list there is no associated species name (for the genus given). Make sure to enter a valid name or synonym from the active species list. You can check the cf. box if you are not sure about the species (or choose the "sp." entry). Instead of entering genus and species you can long-press the species field and a list of already entered taxon names shows up (this feature is experimental and does not work in certain projects).|
|Layer*||Pick a layer (stratum). Layers are defined project-wise in the settings profile|
|Quantity*||Pick a quantity. Cover codes are retrieved from a list of abundance scales that can be replaced by user-defined data.|
|User taxon concept||For example the flora you used. This clarifies what the name actually refers to. The entry is recycled at the next species entry.|
|Custom fields||Free entry. Any additional information|
If a species is missing in your species list you can add an "ad-hoc species". It will be accessible for record entry and it will be exported along with the project but it will not become part of your species list. The following fields are available.
Fields for ad-hoc species entries
|Genus*||Latin name of the genus like Cocos in Cocos nucifera|
|Species*||The rest of the name except for the author citation. This field usually takes the latin specific epithet like nucifera in Cocos nucifera but it may also contain intraspecific epithets and connecting terms denoting the rank like "subsp.". Also, terms indicating the width of species concepts like "s.str." or "s.l." and other abbreviations like "agg." go here.|
|Valid Nr.||Number in species list in case you want to add a synonym|
|Author||- deprecated -|
|Sec.||- deprecated -|
Vegapp supports user taxon views, meaning that values for author and secundum (sec.) are not needed anymore.