Identification of the Plants Based on Leaf Shape Descriptors

  • Pradip Salve
  • Milind Sardesai
  • Ramesh Manza
  • Pravin Yannawar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 379)


Plants are living organisms belonging to the vegetal kingdom that can live on land and in water. Plants form the critical base of food chains in nearly all ecosystems. Plants are vitally important for environmental protection and contribute to maintain biodiversity. Plant taxonomy has attracted many researchers to study the bio-diversities based on plants. Automated identification of plant species using leaf shape descriptor addresses the automatic classification of plants and simplifies taxonomic classification process. In this research work, we used Zernike moments (ZM) and Histogram of Oriented Gradient (HOG) method as a shape descriptor resulting 84.66 and 92.67 % accuracy for ZM and HOG, respectively, on ‘VISLeaf’ database.


Plant recognition Zernike moments Histogram of oriented gradients Leaf shape 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradip Salve
    • 1
  • Milind Sardesai
    • 2
  • Ramesh Manza
    • 3
  • Pravin Yannawar
    • 1
  1. 1.Vision & Intelligence Lab, Department of Computer Science and ITDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityAurangabadIndia
  2. 2.Floristic Research Lab, Department of BotanyDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityAurangabadIndia
  3. 3.Biomedical Image Processing Lab, Department of Computer Science and ITDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityAurangabadIndia

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